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Uber victim hires top notch NY lawyer

“We have been in talks over the last few weeks, which led to me being retained,” Wigdor said in a cryptic email. Wigdor has represented clients in high-profile cases in the past few years.

He represented the hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault.

The Delhi government blacklisted Uber from operating in the capital last month after the alleged attack on the passenger as she returned home from seeing friends.

The case triggered protests and reignited a debate about the safety of women in the national capital.

Public outrage was further fuelled when it was revealed the man was out on bail for sexual assault and Uber acknowledged that it did not carry out background checks on drivers in India. An Uber spokesman declined to comment on the case. He said the company was in talks with the Delhi government to restart operations in the city.

The US company, which was valued at $40 billion last month, has also been dogged by controversy surrounding its aggressive approach to local governments, traditional taxi services and concerns
about safety.
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