Eight years down the line, Uber in a press release stated that the complaint cited a safety report Uber had completed in 2014, in which they acknowledged being aware of the cases but taking no action.
Ride-hailing company Uber is now being sued by 550 women who claim they were assaulted by drivers while using the platform.
The filing, which was made on Wednesday in a US court, includes a wide range of complaints, including kidnapping, sexual assaults, sexual battery, rape, stalking, and harassment by the drivers.
According to the complaint, against Slater Slater Schulman firm, the alleged assaults took place across several US states, and at least another 150 potential cases are currently being looked into.
With safety measures and background that are ongoing which have seen over 80,000 drivers removed from the platform, the riders have continuously reported on safety issues.