SAN FRANCISCO – A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, has sued the San Francisco-based company in federal U.S. court.
The woman's lawyers filed the lawsuit Thursday in San Francisco and have asked the court to protect the woman's identity.
The woman's report to police sparked widespread protest in India over sexual violence and demands there for more effort to ensure women's safety.
Protesters have also called for banning Uber from India.
An Uber spokeswoman said the company is cooperating with authorities in the rape investigation.
The lawsuit accuses the company of failing to properly investigate the background of the driver. The driver is in custody following the woman's report on Dec. 6.
In December, two California prosecutors filed a lawsuit alleging that the company exaggerates how comprehensive its driver background checks are.