It stands out that the crisis that Uber is presently dealing with could not be pacified with such ease and comfort. Reports of the harassment issue catching the attention of the social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
There are even reports that Uber would be kicked out while Lyft would dominate the ride-sharing industry. While the ride-sharing industry continues to soar, the negative reports pertaining to Uber is not slowing down.
A former report from the Los Angeles Times relayed nobody wants to be Uber right now because for the past month, the San Francisco ride-hailing firm faced a customer boycott and sexual harassment allegations, which have devastated employee morale and steered users away from the service and then it was slapped with a lawsuit Thursday, in which Waymo, Google's self-driving car project alleged theft of trade secrets.
— AustralianIndianMail (@indianmailAU) February 25, 2017
It appears that the turn of events has shed more problems for Uber. The lawsuit landed as Uber tried to right itself after 200,000 customers deleted the app because its chief executive served on a council advising President Trump and reeling from allegations of a former employee who last weekend accused the firm of sexual harassment and a systemic cover-up, as noted by the same post.
On the other hand, Uber retaliated by stating that the lawsuit filed against them are baseless. USA Today shared that Waymo leveled explosive charges against Uber-owned Otto, a self-driving truck company started a year ago by former Google car veteran Anthony Levandowski and the suit claims that Levandowski stole critical technology related to Waymo's LiDAR sensors shortly before leaving the company in order to start Otto. Looking back, Uber bought Otto for a hefty $670 million.