More than three dozen women have now come forward to file lawsuits against Lyft after they were raped or sexually assaulted by drivers.
Lyft is accused of allowing predatory drivers to continue driving after being accused of rape or sexual assault.
Some of the drivers named in the lawsuit have been arrested and convicted of sex crimes, but others may still be driving for Lyft.
The women claim that Lyft’s background checks are inadequate and that the company fails to protect passengers from sexual predators.
One of the accused Lyft drivers, Rajabboy Juraey, was driving on a suspended license and without a registration. An “adequate” background check would have shown this, according to the lawsuit.
Most of the plaintiffs were assaulted after a night of drinking, but not all. A woman in New York was taking a Lyft to a job interview when she noticed her driver looking at her in the mirror and masturbating.
The plaintiffs are demanding that Lyft improve safety by enhancing background checks, immediately responding to complaints, removing predatory drivers from the app, and notifying law enforcement.