Uber Asia Pacific head seeks medical record of rape victim, fired after report


Eric Alexander, head of Uber’s Asia Pacific business, is no longer with the company amidst reports that he secured medical records of the woman who was raped by an Uber driver in Delhi in December 2014, according to technology website Recode.

He had sought the medical records because he and some other senior executives at Uber had doubts that the woman had been raped.

The report further claimed that Alexander had also shown the medical records to Uber chief executive officer Travis Kalanick and Emil Michael, another senior leader.

All the three questioned the veracity of the incident and believed it was possible that Ola, Uber’s arch-rival in India, had orchestrated the incident.

This incident has come to the light when two law firms, Perkins Coie and Covington & Burling, are investigating various claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and other employee concerns at the cab-hailing company.

The company has already fired 20 employees as part of this probe.

Since early this year, the company is under scrutiny after a former Uber engineer Susan Fowler alleged that she was sexually harassed and the management ignored multiple reports during her year-long stint at the company.

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