Uber driver accused of raping passenger, lawsuit seeks more than $1M from ridesharing company


HOUSTON – A lawsuit alleging an Uber driver raped a passenger was recently filed.

Seeking more than $1 million in damages, Jane Doe filed suit against Khandaker Rahman and Uber Technologies on July 9 in Harris County District Court.   

According to the petition, on June 14 Doe was a passenger in an Uber operated by

Rahman in Houston. During the ride, Rahman forcibly assaulted her. He then stopped the vehicle and ultimately raped her.

“Despite Plaintiff’s repeated attempts to stop the assault, Defendant continued to do so,” the suit states. “This horrific incident occurred as Rahman was carrying out a fare as a driver for Uber.

“As a result of the incident, Plaintiff suffered measurable damages, and will continue to suffer from her injuries, including severe mental trauma.”

The suit is accusing the defendants of gross negligence and Uber specifically for negligent hiring.

Doe is suing for her mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, impairment and loss of earnings.

She is represented by attorneys Andrew Dao, Cornelia Brandfield-Harvey and Anthony Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm in Houston. Houston attorney Michael Nguyen of Nguyen & Ngo is also representing her.

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