A passenger enters an Uber car in New York City.
Ridesharing leader Uber, under fire around the world for its safety record, said it had tallied nearly 6,000 sexual assaults in the United States over the past couple of years.
It also revealed 19 fatal assaults related to the company over the two-year period, when it averaged more than 3.1 million trips each day in the United States.
Uber continues to operate in the British capital pending an appeal.
The US report classified 5,981 sexual assaults ranging from "non-consensual sexual penetration" to unwanted kissing or touching. It showed that the total number of reported assaults rose in 2018 in three of the five categories covered.
"As a consequence of her assault, they offered her a refund of her ride," Bomberger said.
The total number of such lawsuits is not known, but they have led Uber and Lyft to enact various measures aimed at better ensuring the safety of passengers.
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