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Ex-Taco Bell Exec Now Suing Uber Driver He Attacked

Dash-cam video that went viral was illegally recorded, suit charges.

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A former Taco Bell executive who was arrested and fired after a viral dash-cam video showed him attacking an Uber driver is now suing that driver for $5 million — saying the driver illegally recorded the violent incident.

Ousted exec Benjamin Golden, 32, also said in court papers that driver Edward Caban is to blame for any injuries he suffered during their Oct. 30 encounter in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Golden’s lawyer, Courtney Pilchman, told CNBC on Friday that she also has informed prosecutors she will seek to have Caban’s video of the attack barred from evidence in the criminal case against Golden on the grounds that the recording was allegedly illegally made by the driver.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.