Woman goes viral after she sues a Lyft driver for committing this heinous act

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A brave young woman is sharing her story while taking a massive transportation company to court.

Her story, while terribly sad, has shocked Americans because it’s a narrative in which many others would have taken a different approach.

But now she’s gone viral after suing a Lyft driver for committing this heinous act.

A Florida woman, Tabatha Means, is taking ride-sharing giant Lyft to court after enduring a horrifying incident that resulted in repeated sexual assault and the birth of a child. 

The lawsuit exposes a dark side of the ride-sharing industry, leaving many Americans questioning the safety of such platforms and many pro-life Americans applauding Tabatha for speaking out.

The attack occurred on April 28, 2019, when Means, after a night of partying in central Florida, sought a Lyft driver to take her home. 

What unfolded was a nightmare as the driver, displaying the Lyft logo, made inappropriate comments and, despite her pleas, sexually assaulted her inside her own residence. 

The aftermath of this traumatic incident left Means pregnant, with a DNA test confirming the Lyft driver as the father.

In a virtual press conference, a visibly shaken Means expressed the emotional toll: “I need to be a mother to my biological son, whose father was my Lyft driver. My rapist.” 

This chilling revelation not only strikes at the heart of concerns surrounding ride-sharing safety but also sends a shocking message to those who would prefer abortion in these circumstances.

This woman bravely overcame the situation surrounding her child’s conception and is committed to being a mother to her child. 

Means, supported by attorney Rachel Abrams, filed a lawsuit against Lyft, accusing the company of negligence in hiring, lacking safety measures, and inflicting emotional distress. 

Abrams countered Lyft’s claim that the assault did not occur during an official Lyft ride, asserting that Means entered the vehicle ordered for her.

Lyft’s response, emphasizing that the incident did not take place on the Lyft platform, is met with skepticism. 

Abrams argues that Lyft’s attempt to shift blame exemplifies the company’s disregard for survivors. 

“Lyft’s attempt to deflect liability is a perfect example of its bad faith handling of this crisis,” Abrams declared.

In the wake of this disturbing case, Means and her attorney are demanding enhanced safety measures, including fingerprint-based background checks, sexual harassment training for drivers, and mandatory in-car cameras. 

Their call for accountability aims to expose the negligence that allowed this crime to occur.

While Americans in general are grappling with the broader implications of this incident, regarding safety of ride-sharing platforms, pro-lifers are coming out in support of Tabatha for giving the public an example of choosing life in the face of a traumatic situation. 

Lyft’s safety report, revealing over 4,000 sexual assault reports between 2017 and 2019, underscores the urgency for comprehensive reforms in the ride-sharing industry. 

As the company touts a 99% incident-free rate, the reality faced by survivors like Tabatha Means challenges this narrative.

Means, resolute in her pursuit of justice, issues a stern warning to others: “Don’t wait as long as I did to speak up and say something.” 

As the legal battle unfolds, the pro-life community watches closely, standing in solidarity with survivors like Tabatha Means, and applauding her decision to not only choose life but to share her story with others. 

When speaking about her child, Tabatha called it her “biggest blessing” that came from her “darkest hour.” 

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.