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Old 06-13-18, 12:22 AM
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Two women say an Uber driver kicked them out of his car after he saw them kiss in the back seat. The driver's taxi license, required to drive for Uber in New York City, has been suspended as the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission investigates what happened.

Alex Iovine, 26, and Emma Pichl, 24, live together in Manhattan and have been dating for nearly two years. The couple was heading back to Manhattan on Saturday after celebrating a friend's birthday at a Brooklyn bar. Iovine says she and her girlfriend were sitting on opposite sides of the back seat when they kissed.

"The middle seat was open. We were just having a conversation throughout the ride and, at one point, we leaned over into the middle and peck-kissed," Iovine told CNN. "That's genuinely all it was."

Uber lists community guidelines on its website, which specify that "you shouldn't touch or flirt with other people in the car," and that there's "no sexual conduct with drivers or fellow riders, no matter what."

But both Iovine and Pichl say they kissed once, and were not touching inappropriately.

"We understand that someone would feel uncomfortable if people were making out in the car," Iovine says. "But that's not what was going on here."
The two women tell CNN that, several minutes after their peck, the driver pulled over onto the side of a Manhattan road, away from their destination, walked over to the rear passenger side door and opened it, telling them to get out.

In video posted to Iovine's Facebook page, you hear the women asking the driver, "What's the issue?"
The driver says: "It's illegal. You don't do that."
One of the women responds: "Kissing is not illegal."
The driver says: "Yeah, it is illegal. You don't do that here in the car." He later added, "It's disrespectful."

More of the juicy story here
Driver: Guilty

Passengers: Not guilty
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Old 06-13-18, 01:37 AM
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LOL, why driver guilty and the passengers are not who said you can watch live porn while driving it is illegal if you can't drive after drinking then it's also difficult to drive while watching live porn in the mirror, what do you say about that?
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LOL, why driver guilty and the passengers are not who said you can watch live porn while driving it is illegal if you can't drive after drinking then it's also difficult to drive while watching live porn in the mirror, what do you say about that?
Hehe the ladies which are a couple gave each other a tap kiss. It wasn't even a kiss involving tongue. But the driver took it too far. You can't show affection to your partner in a clean way then Uber has to stay out of business and stick with a different kind of transportation. Maybe riding camels somewhere else.
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Old 06-13-18, 03:28 AM
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They were hot, so I don't know why the driver would want to complain. I'm guessing he is foreign most likely are which they take things like this more seriously.

According to Uber rules this was against their terms for passenger behavior. I doubt the girls were telling the entire truth that it was just a simple kiss and that was it. The driver even said when he reported to Uber that they were sticking their feet up on the chairs in car. It sounds like they were trying to use their protected status to complain about the guy when there was probably more to the story than they are letting on.

It also sounds like uber is willing to throw this guy under the bus to protect its own image to the public.
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They're welcome to 69 in the backseat of my car if they want to.
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Get out of my car and into my dreams!
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didn't know it was illegal to kiss on public transportation. i seen some videos where people flash.. and I said too much
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Let me see.... 1, 2 then 1 and 2.... Not guilty!
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If all Uber passengers were like that, I would want to sign up as a driver.
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Driver: Gay

Passengers: Not guilty
Fixed.
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Uber has an image problem.

But the girls are cute!
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They were hot, so I don't know why the driver would want to complain. I'm guessing he is foreign most likely are which they take things like this more seriously.

According to Uber rules this was against their terms for passenger behavior. I doubt the girls were telling the entire truth that it was just a simple kiss and that was it. The driver even said when he reported to Uber that they were sticking their feet up on the chairs in car. It sounds like they were trying to use their protected status to complain about the guy when there was probably more to the story than they are letting on.

It also sounds like uber is willing to throw this guy under the bus to protect its own image to the public.
This.

People always try and push boundaries until they go to far then they go running to the media, file a lawsuit, and have a payday. I'm sure that will be the outcome. So they'll get some cash, the guy will lose his job, and who knows what you'll find on the seat next time you take an Uber. Everyone wins!
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People always try and push boundaries until they go to far then they go running to the media, file a lawsuit, and have a payday. I'm sure that will be the outcome. So they'll get some cash, the guy will lose his job, and who knows what you'll find on the seat next time you take an Uber. Everyone wins!
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Here's some better picks of the girls and a video after he asked them to get out of his car. It's pretty clear that they are refusing to completely exit the vehicle by keeping one of the passengers' doors open. It seems they are trying to edge him on. At the begining of the video you can briefly hear one of the girls mock his Arab accent. The girls are just wanting their fifteen minutes of fame.

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Where are the pics of the ladies, the two women in the CNN story pic look like a stock photo...maybe they are not as telegenic as we are imagining them to be.

Okay, I am leaving the above as part of my post and I just have to say, hot damn! as I clicked on Movieguru's link after typing the above and it would appear the CNN pic is legit...no wonder our imaginations are running wild.

I feel for the dude...Uber does have rules that prohibit passengers from creating a distraction in the back seat, and this action by the ladies certainly qualifies as a distraction even if you do not have a bias against same sex couples.
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I would have allowed the kiss but kicked them out when they began shooting vertical video.
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I would have allowed the kiss but kicked them out when they began shooting vertical video.
Damn right. Bloody savages ...
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This is from Uber's rider policy:

Physical contact with the driver or fellow riders. As our community guidelines make clear, you shouldn’t touch or flirt with other people in the car. As a reminder, Uber has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct with drivers or fellow riders, no matter what. And you should never hit or otherwise hurt a driv
er or fellow passenger.


Clearly their kissing violates the above rules. Some will "so what? It was just a little kiss" But rules are rules and they violated the rule, not the driver.

Use of inappropriate and abusive language or gestures. For example, asking overly personal questions, using verbal threats, and making comments or gestures that are aggressive, sexual, discriminatory, or disrespectful.

Their language was pretty foul in the video.

Uber has a zero tolerance policy towards discrimination of any kind. This means you will lose access to your account if you are found to have discriminated against drivers or other riders based on their race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, gender identity, age or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

The one girl clearly mocked the guys accent which would be discriminatory toward his national origin. No where in the video do you hear him say anything about their sexual orientation. He kept it professional and continually asked them to vacate his vehicle. They howerver were not acting professionally.
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