Florida man accused Uber driver of sexual harassment

A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber Technologies Inc.'s app on an Apple Inc. iPhone 5 smartphone in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Friday, May 30, 2014. London's taxis are planning a 10,000-cab protest next month, as professional drivers across Europe demonstrate growing opposition to the Uber app. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A man from Orlando, Florida, has said that an Uber driver offered to ride him for free if he agreed to have sex with him. Matthew Marston told WESH 2 News that he booked the Uber last Monday because he was running out of time to get to work. He said the Uber driver accepted his ride request, but has given him a very unexpected offer. “Hey, I’ll give you a free ride if you let me [commit a sexual act],” the driver’s message reportedly read. Marston cancelled his ride and was hit with a fee. The man claims to be shocked because he had been using Uber for a while with no incidents. WESH 2 News phoned the driver who made the sex offer, but only got through to voicemail. An Uber spokesperson told WESH 2 News that the $5 cancellation fee had been refunded to Marston and they are going to investigate the incident to check whether the driver’s account was hacked to send the message or he did it deliberately.


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