Hillsboro woman sues Uber for $1M over alleged sex assault

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Driver named in lawsuit over 2018 alleged assault

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Hillsboro woman is seeking more than $1 million from the ride-hailing company Uber, alleging she was sexually assaulted by one of the company’s drivers in 2018.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the woman filed a lawsuit against Uber and one of its drivers, Wosey Yeaney, on Tuesday. According to court documents, the woman alleges assault, battery and negligence.

Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

On August 2, 2019, Yeaney was acquitted on all 4 charges of unlawful sexual penetration and sexual abuse in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees.

KOIN 6 News contributed to this report.

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