TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT FIRST!
Pamela Anderson claims Uber is not safe for women
The “Baywatch” star is the latest to raise questions about the safety of rideshare apps
After complaints from RideHailing app's about the nature of her latest PSA video, Pamela Anderson gave this statement to MarketWatch
“When I first embarked on my quest to raise awareness about the safety risks associated with ride-hailing apps, I had no idea of the frequency or disturbing nature of the incidents,” Anderson said in her PSA.
“These apps are optimized for predators and will remain so until common sense safety measures are put in place.”
Anderson is best known for her role on the 1990s TV
After Pam's PSA aired Uber went on to say they have a responsibility to contribute to safety, help fight tough issues and mitigate any incidents. That's why we focus on safety before, during, and after every ride through technology and stand with top organizations in the fight against harassment and assault of women.
Unfortunately the facts appear not to back up this statement.
In London sexual assaults by Uber Customers who have experienced problems with driver advances say complaints have not been passed on to authorities. Uber London has no landline for customer feedback.
"Pamela Anderson is back to taking aim at ride-hail apps and the drivers she believes aren't properly vetted ... now tying them to the #MeToo movement.
Her observations are backed by the fact that in London alone, 13,000 of Uber's drivers have submitted fake enhanced criminal record check certificates, along with many drivers submitting fake medical passes. These incidents have been hurriedly swept under the carpet by the licensing authority Transport for London's Taxi and Private Hire department.
Pam stars in a new ad/PSA in which she's surrounded by headlines about sexual misconduct in Hollywood and the #MeToo movement, when a rideshare app driver pulls up.
The tension rises as the driver ominously stares at Pam through the rear view mirror and locks the doors -- all while #MeToo flashes on her phone.
Pam released a similar PSA last year, but this one definitely ups the ante, and has certainly upset Uber bosses and drivers alike.
Pam has released a statement about her new ad, saying in part ... "Ride-hail apps are a haven for predators. It’s scary how many #metoo tweets are linked to ride-hailing."
Again her claims are backed up by the sexual assault statistics of Uber driver attacks on customers in London, up 50% on last years stats, equating to one attack a week.