Uber Fires APAC Head For Obtaining Delhi Rape Victim’s Medical Records

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Ride-hailing company Uber has fired Eric Alexander, president of the company’s Asia-Pacific business, who obtained medical records of a 26-year-old woman raped by an Uber driver in India in 2014, according to a media report by ReCode.

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Eric Alexander

The Delhi passenger was raped and beaten and the assault led to a ban for a few months on Uber in Delhi till June 2015. A Delhi court sentenced the Uber driver to life imprisonment for raping the woman in 2015.

Uber has fired about 20 employees over the last few months for harassment, discrimination and inappropriate behaviour.

The report suggests that Alexander had shown the medical records to the Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Senior Vice President Emil Michael. The top Uber execs suspected that rival Ola was behind the incident to sabotage the company.

Sources at Uber told ReCode and NYT that Alexander was already in India at the time of the incident and obtained the medical records of the victim and ran his own parallel investigation.

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