Published April 23, 2016
A Miami doctor, whose actions were widely ridiculed after a video surfaced three months ago of her having a meltdown after an incident with an Uber driver, was fired Friday.
The Miami Herald reported that Jackson Health System officials released a statement saying that fourth-year neurology resident Anjali Ramkissoon would be terminated. She was placed on administrative leave in January after the video of her tantrum surfaced.
On the video Ramkissoon, wearing white shorts and an orange shirt, slaps the Uber driver and kicks him in the groin.
After she is pushed to the ground, she gets up and jumps into the passenger seat of the Uber vehicle.
“Yeah, get in the (expletive) in car! Get the (expletive) in the car!” she says to the Uber driver. “Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I bet they won't. I bet they won't. Get the (expletive) in the car you piece of (expletive). Get the (expletive) in the car!”
The video then shows her tossing papers and a cellphone out the window.
Cops were called but the Uber driver declined to press charges, WSVN-TV reported in January.
Ramkisson hadn’t even ordered the Uber ride, the station said, quoting the man who posted the video on YouTube.
In televised media interviews after the incident, Ramkissoon apologized and acknowledged there was no excuse for her actions.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.