Uber fires driver caught on film that kicks lesbian couple out after the woman kissed her girlfriend on the cheek
- Kristin Michele and Jenn Mangan greeted a ride on Friday in Uden in Camden County, New Jersey
- The couple went to a Zac Brown Band concert in Camden
- When the ride started, Michele leaned over and kissed Mangan on the cheek
- This prompted the driver to stop the car and order the torque
- Michele pulled out his cell phone and started recording the incident
- Driver admits to Michele that they were kicked out because they were gay
- Uber has announced on Sunday that the driver has been removed from the app
Uber fired a driver who was filmed kicking a lesbian couple after they kissed each other in the backseat of the car.
Kristin Michele from Camden County, New Jersey was with her companion, Jenn Mangan, when they ordered a car in the ride-sharing app on Friday night.
The couple was on their way to a Zac Brown Band concert NJ Advance Media.
Shortly after they boarded a Toyota Highlander, Michele leaned over and gave Mangan a kiss on the cheek.
Uber says it has removed a driver (above) from the app that was filmed Friday by kicking a lesbian couple
The driver of a Toyota Highlander picked up a lesbian couple Friday night in Camden County, New Jersey
This prompted the driver, who identified Michele as "Cynthia," to order them out of the car.
Michele posted a video of the altercation.
"So you're kicking me out because I'm gay," Michele hears the driver, who replied, "Out!"
Michele then asks: "Are you kicking me out because I'm gay?"
The driver replies: "Yes, that is me. Get out! & # 39;
Michele: "You kick me out because I'm gay."
Driver: "Go away."
At one point the driver reaches back and seems to place her hand on Michele, who answers: "Don't touch me!"
The driver becomes impatient and shouts: "Go away!"
Michele then asks: & # 39; What is wrong with you? & # 39;
The driver responds by apparently pushing the mobile phone away from her while Michele answers.
"This is an Uber ride. I paid you for a service, & Michele said.
Kristin Michele (left) from Camden County, New Jersey was with her companion, Jenn Mangan, when the incident occurred
Michele leaned over and kissed Mangan on the cheek as the driver abruptly sent them away
The driver replies: "This is my personal car."
Michele then says angrily: & # 39; You can continue and call the police. You must be kidding. It is 2019. "
The driver then says: "I can refuse any ride that I want. I'm calling the police. & # 39;
The clip was posted on Michele's Facebook page, where it went viral and generated around 240 shares, 171 responses, and more than 430 responses.
Uber told NJ Advance Media on Sunday that the driver was no longer registered on the app.
"Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination and we have had contact with this driver," said spokesperson Grant Klinzman.
"We removed the driver's access to the app as soon as we were aware of this incident."
Michele told NJ Advance Media that after being kicked out of the car, she and Mangan walked half a mile home. They eventually took the train to the concert.
"I think everyone is free to give their own personal opinion, but if you work for a company, you must abide by their terms and policies," Michele said.
"She should not do work if she cannot keep to the policy.
"We just wanted to go to the concert."
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