One of many UBER RAPISTS
A clip of what he believes.
[In this case, police say Gaston appeared to prey on drunk women in Wynwood. He even bragged to cops about getting “a lot of pussy” and said sex with passengers was one of “the perks of being an Uber driver.”]
So this man preys on drunk women and he’s not ashamed.
After an evening of cocktails in San Diego, a woman got into the back of an Uber for a ride home. She was so intoxicated she had to ask the driver to stop so she could vomit. She says she then passed out in the backseat.
She was able to escape and dial 911.
In November, Sanchez was sentenced to 80 years in prison for the rape of the Uber passenger and 33 other counts against him, including sexual assaults of at least nine other women and children. Sanchez drugged many of his victims.
There is no publicly available data for the number of sexual assaults by Uber drivers or for drivers of other rideshare companies. CNN’s analysis comes from an in-depth review of police reports, federal court records and county court databases for 20 major U.S. cities.
The Uber driver allegedly carried her into her apartment, threw her onto the bed and sexually assaulted her. She is a plaintiff in a proposed class action lawsuit against Uber.
“You are pretty much hitchhiking with strangers,” she told CNN.
“How many people is it going to take to get assaulted before something is done?”
According to police, the driver told them he knew the victim had been drinking and was “wrong for what he did.” He pleaded not guilty for sexual battery and awaits trial.
A woman in Long Beach, California, who alleges she fell asleep intoxicated in the back of an Uber in 2016, told CNN that she woke up with the driver assaulting her. The driver, 47, was found the next day with her phone and later arrested. He claimed the sex was consensual and the district attorney dropped the criminal case against him. She is suing Uber over the incident and for representing its services as “safe.”
“You don’t think it will happen to you,” she told CNN. “I still feel ashamed … that’s why I’m here. I want a voice. [I’m] tired of being quiet.”
Uber: ‘We want to be part of the solution’
Uber, which launched in 2010 in San Francisco as “everyone’s private driver,” is the most valuable privately-held tech startup in the world. It is valued at $70 billion and operates in 630 cities worldwide. Uber provides 15 million rides a day.
The issue of sexual assault conflicts with Uber’s brand messaging to provide a “safe ride home.” Its print and digital ads show women taking Ubers for nights out, and a partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving includes a “designated rider”campaign urging users to take an Uber to avoid driving under the influence. In 2015, Uber set up a popup kiosk in Toronto to offer free rides to those who blew into breathalyzers.
This is significant given many of the women raped or attacked by the 103 accused drivers uncovered as a part of CNN’s investigation had been drinking, or were inebriated, at the time of the incidents.
The majority of the police reports reviewed by CNN involved incidents that took place in or near major cities across the country. Uber did not provide numbers on how many of its drivers have been accused of sexual assaults.
Five drivers across various states told CNN they were not provided any kind of sexual harassment or assault training. Drivers agree to the company’s community guidelines when they sign up to work for the service. Uber said it updated its standards in December 2016 to specify no sexual contact is permitted when using its platform.
Last week, the company posted a sexual assault prevention video on its website to inform drivers and riders “how to create a safer community.” It also said it plans to host 50 community forums nationwide for advocates, leaders, drivers and riders across to talk about the issue. The changes came after CNN first contacted Uber about this story.
So I’m going to be fair. NOBODY deserves rape except the rapist. They should be treated 10 times worse than what they treat their victims.
A question was asked of one of the ladies. Basically how many women have to get raped before something is done about it?
I have a better question.
HOW MANY MORE WOMEN WILL CONTINUE TO DRINK AND GET PISSY DRUNK AND HOP INTO A STRANGERS CAR AND PASS OUT FROM INTOXICATION?
HOW many women will continue this irresponsible behavior before they realize that this is DUMB?
By all means, drink and be merry. But getting drunk to the point where you lose consciousness is just careless. You’re asking to be victimized.
Let’s discuss this, the same women but say they got drunk and were leaving the bar heading home, all of a sudden they were walking down an alley and they were struck over the head and robbed. How do you feel about that?
Let’s say the same women were not only walking down the street late at night by themselves, but they also were counting their tips that they had earned that night as bartenders. Let’s say you can clearly see the fives the tens and all of the single dollar bills in their hands as they excitedly counted their money in public View. Would you question their common sense? Because obviously we all know that robbery is a crime right? And we know that rape is a crime too right? But here it is you have a man or woman in a vehicle with a stranger in the backseat who is completely intoxicated and cannot defend themselves, and they themselves may be horny, or a sexual predator, or sexual offender of some sort, wouldn’t that be adding fuel to their fire?
We don’t know the exact vetting process for Uber drivers. So in essence you are hitchhiking with strangers, wouldn’t you agree? And would you ever get into a stranger’s vehicle completely Intoxicated by your own doing and allow yourself to be vulnerable around those people or that person? Who does that?
But see I’m the bad guy right? Because I’m blaming the victim? Well I consider it empowering the victim and teaching him or her to stop being stupid, and to stop putting themselves in childish situations.
There are people who have legitimate illnesses that can render them unconscious not of their own doing. And I would never say this about those people, because it’s a medical condition and they are not in control of it. But when you have went to the bar and deliberately sat there drinking and drinking well over your limit and you have to be carried out into an Uber oh, don’t you think you should carry some type of responsibility for that?
I mean you’re old enough to drink, 21, but yet you’re acting like a little girl. Do they still need their mommy and daddy to babysit them? Because I don’t understand why these women act like they don’t have brains for themselves. Like I don’t understand why they can’t think for themselves.
Do you remember the whole designated driver thing? Yeah I do oh, and I would be considered a designated driver because I don’t drink. But that designated driver is supposed to be someone you know and someone who is trustworthy. I am honestly not seeing how this is Ubers fault. I honestly can see where the victims are coming from, but I feel like they had everything to do with the crime committed against them as Uber would. I feel like they are equally liable. Now this is strange, if they were awake and we’re not intoxicated and still were attacked, my question is how would I feel then?
Too bad I can’t answer it.