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Uber has settled with a woman whose medical files an executive accessed after she was raped

The woman, who was raped by her Uber driver in India, sued the company for intrusion of privacy and defamation.

Former Uber executive Eric Alexander Hindustan Times / Getty

Uber has settled a lawsuit with a woman who was raped by her Uber driver in India. The woman, who has remained nameless, sued the company, its former CEO Travis Kalanick and former executives Eric Alexander and Emil Michael after Recode revealed Alexander accessed her medical files following the rape.

As Recode first reported, following the incident, Alexander obtained her medical records and carted the file around for many months after, showing it to a number of executives including Michael and Kalanick. Alexander has since been fired. Michael left the company and Kalanick was forced out by the company’s board of directors.

The parties entered mediation in the hope of settling the lawsuit in September. In October, the woman dropped her claims against Michael.

The victim was suing for intrusion into private affairs, public disclosure of private facts, and defamation. She was seeking damages of an unspecified amount.

The woman previously settled a suit with the company over failing to maintain basic safety measures in 2015. The driver was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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