They also discussed the fate of two of the company’s top executives, Ceo Travis Kalanick and senior vice president of business Emil Michael, in light of recent reports about the handling of the medical records of a woman in India who was raped by an Uber driver.
Bradley Tusk, an advisor at Uber, just penned an op-ed that declares “the reset has finally come.” The bad apples have been flushed out, Kalanick is considering taking a leave of absence to spend time with his family (which has just suffered a horrible tragedy), and the company is ready to push past its many scandals, he argues.
It’s not for lack of trying, though: Lyft continues to capitalize on Uber’s slow implosion by locking down a series of deals with major tech and auto companies .
Sure, Uber may be a cesspool of sexism and harassment, but the rides are cheap, thanks to Uber’s willingness to continue to subsidize trips to the tune of billions of dollars a year.
Tomorrow, Uber plans to publicize the recommendations of the law firm it hired to investigate former engineer Susan Fowler’s allegations of sexism and harassment.
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