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Uber CEO caught on video arguing about fares

5 years 10 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, March 01 2017 Mar 1, 2017 March 01, 2017 6:03 AM March 01, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
Image via ABC 7

LONDON - Uber's CEO says he needs leadership help after a video has emerged of him arguing with a driver about fares.

In a video obtained by Bloomberg News, Travis Kalanick is seen discussing Uber's business model with the driver. When the driver argues that Kalanick is lowering fares, Kalanick lashes back, saying: "some people don't like to take responsibility for their own s---. They blame everything in their life on somebody else."

Once the video went public, Kalanick issued a statement to Uber employees. He apologizes to the driver, says he must "grow up" and adds: "I need leadership help and I intend to get it."

It's the latest scandal to hit Uber, which last month had to respond to accusations of sexual harassment in the workplace.

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