- April 4, 2015
Taxi & Uber drivers get to see many of us at our worst and this night was pretty rough for Edward Cuban (the Uber driver).
His passenger Benjamin Golden, aged 32, a now sacked Taco Bell executive, was filmed slapping, punching and pulling the driver’s hair (see the video below, from 2:15)
Mr Caban filed for $25,000 (£17,500ish) damages for distress caused by Mr Golden and won his case back in November, when Golden was charged.
However as of Jan 18th, Golden (the passenger) has sued the driver for $5 million (£3.5m), claiming the video was recorded without his consent and the outcome of the (now viral) video has meant he can’t get a job, he’s suffered severe emotional distress, he was humiliated, and suffers from anxiety.
Skip the video to 2:15 to see it all start.
Lesson: Don’t go around beating people up in cars.
Lesson 2: Some people are rich because they’re willing to step on anyone they can 🙁
When the original video came out Golden said
“It’s not me in the video, it’s not me,”
“It was hard to watch and I’m ashamed.”
However it seems he has changed his mind. We will keep you informed of any updates to this story.