Digital Daily: Uber Removes Driver Who Kicked Lesbian Couple Out of Car

June 12, 2018 08:29 PM

An Uber driver was removed by the ride-sharing service after a lesbian couple accused him of kicking them out of his car for sharing a kiss during their ride.

Alex Iovine and her girlfriend Emma Pichl say after they shared a "peck" on the lips, the driver pulled over and forced them out of the car.

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The driver, Ahmad El Boutari, told the NY Daily News that he would do the same thing to a straight couple, but that he had less tolerance for a same-sex couple. 

Uber's CEO issued a strong statement in response, condemning "any form of discrimination" from their drivers and adding that the company will launch a full investigation 

This incident comes during gay pride month, a month meant to celebrate the LGBT community

Uber told ABC News that they have removed Boutari's access to their app
 

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