Uber CEO apologises after video shows him berating driver

WASHINGTON: Uber chief Travis Kalanick (pictured) has apologised, acknowledging that “I must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up,” after a video showed him verbally abusing a driver for the service.
In a message to Uber employees late on Tuesday, Kalanick cited the widely circulated video and said he “treated an Uber driver disrespectfully.”
The incident which circulated on social media was the latest hit for the image of the global ridesharing giant, which faces accusations of sexual harassment and a lawsuit contending it misappropriated Google’s self-driving car technology.
In the dashcam video, Kalanick responded to a driver’s complaint by saying, “Some people don’t like to take responsibility for their own shit. They blame everything in their life on somebody else.”
In the message to employees later, Kalanick wrote “To say that I am ashamed is an extreme understatement.” — AFP