Transcript for At least 14 accusers file lawsuit against Lyft
The major new lawsuit against Lyft. 14 women are suing the ride service, saying the company did not do enough to keep them safe. Their lawyering calling it a sexual predator crisis, and what the women say happened to them. Here's ABC's Adrienne Bankert now. Reporter: Tonight, that new lawsuit against Lyft. At least 14 alleged rape and sexual assault victims claiming the company knowingly allows sexual predators to transport vulnerable passengers. They knew about this issue, but they've done nothing about it. They chose to do nothing about Reporter: One of the alleged victims now speaking out. I can't fathom another individual having to experience the turmoil, fear and feelings of insignificance and hopelessness that torment me every day. Reporter: According to the lawsuit, as early as 2015, Lyft has documented incidents of Lyft drivers sexually assaulting or raping female customers. The suit also alleges that Lyft has failed to perform adequate background checks, and continues to allow drivers who have complaints of sexual assault on their record to continue driving. Tonight, Lyft says they are committed to providing safe transportation and they have policies in place to keep out bad actors and react quickly if an incident occurs. The company also says that what the reported victims describe is terrifying and has no place in the Lyft community. David? Adrienne Bankert reporting tonight. Thank you.
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