"We got over the Manhattan Bridge into the city. We were sitting on opposite sides of the back seat. At one point we leaned over and pecked kiss, very fast"
"the driver “pulled the cab over and said, ‘You should not do that … do not do that.’”“And then he opened the car doors,” she said. “I thought he was kidding and then Alex said, ‘I don’t think he is.’”
"Ms Pichl, who noted that neither she nor Ms Iovine was intoxicated, added: “He started yelling at us that we were disrespectful and inappropriate and that he wants us out of his car … we were going back and forth trying to understand"
Yeah, it is illegal,” the driver says. “You don’t do that here in the car … you are not allowed to do this.”One of the outraged women then questions the driver, saying, “What are you f***ing talking about? Are you sick in the head?”
“You are not allowed … it’s disrespectful … it’s disrespectful. I don’t want to argue with you. Just get off my car,” the driver says.
Ms Iovine fires back: “I want to understand — what did we do wrong? Nothing is illegal. It is not illegal to kiss in New York.”
Ms Pichl told The Post that a moment later, the driver “grabbed” her arm to get her phone out of her hand.
“Get off of her phone. Don’t f***ing touch her,” Ms Iovine is heard saying in the clip. “I’m reporting you. I’m gonna get you fired.”
After the video ended, Ms Pichl said the driver “just got back in his car and sped off. We paid for a full Uber ride. It was 22 bucks.”
According to Uber, which has a non-discrimination policy, the incident was also reported to the company by the driver.
" A driver is most definitely not allowed to do such a thing. There is a list of circumstances that are grounds for refusing service to a passenger, and what happened is most definitely not among them,” TLC spokesman Allan Fromberg said"
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While I hate PDA in general, it is not "illegal". If it made him uncomfortable, he could have just kindly asked them to stop and gave them a warning instead of kicking them out entirely. I feel as though both parties aren't telling the entire truth. Unless he was staring at them the entire uber ride, he wouldn't have even been able accurately determine
a "quick peck". I think they were actually kissing, however that is beside the point. People will fart in your car, people will fall asleep, people will kiss, people will be tipsy/drunk, people will be scantily-clad.. it's all part of the job. Suck it up.