An unnamed Indian woman has sued Uber in federal court in California, accusing the startup of being negligent and creating the circumstances that she claims led to her being raped after taking a car ride in New Delhi in December 2014.
The company has been under fire in India ever since the rape allegation first surfaced, and it was barred from operating in the Indian capital city.
Since then, Uber has restarted operations despite the ban and attempted to register as a bona fide taxi company, but it had its application recently rejected by local authorities. Earlier this week, Reuters reported that the company would forgo its standard 20 percent cut that it takes from India-based drivers in order to keep operating.
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