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Uber Decides To Settle Indian Rape Survivor's Lawsuit

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| December 9 , 2017 , 13:04 IST

An Indian  woman has filed a US civil lawsuit against the top executives of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] for illegally obtaining her medical reports after their company's driver raped her in India  in 2014 who was later sentenced to life in 2015.

The woman had earlier settled a law suit against Uber in 2015 but sued the company again in June stating that shortly after the incident, a U.S. Uber executive "met with Delhi police and intentionally obtained plaintiff's confidential medical records."

The woman filed the lawsuit in San Francisco federal court while living in the United States. The company has now decided to settle the lawsuit, however, no terms of settlement has yet been disclosed by the authorities.

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The court document presented on Friday was not of much help. Uber representatives and the victim's attorney were also unavailable. The lawsuit made headlines at the time of occurence as Uber's former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick doubted the woman's account of her ordeal.

"Uber executives duplicitously and publicly decried the rape, expressing sympathy for plaintiff, and shock and regret at the violent attack, while privately speculating, as outlandish as it is, that she had colluded with a rival company to harm Uber's business," the lawsuit said.

Uber has said in a prior statement, "No one should have to go through a horrific experience like this, and we're truly sorry that she's had to relive it."