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Scandal-Ridden Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Forced To Resign!

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This ride couldn't last forever.

After months of being plagued by scandal and criticism, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from the company on Tuesday under pressure from investors.

The New York Times reports that five of the ride-sharing company's major investors demanded that Kalanick step down immediately, citing a change in leadership was necessary.

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The 40-year-old co-founded Uber in 2009 and was essential in building it to the transportation titan it is today — but his leadership skills were called into question after a growing number of workplace culture scandals.

Kalanick took an undetermined leave of absence last week amid the company's controversies, including a number of sexual harassment allegations and video footage of Kalanick berating a bankrupt Uber driver in March.

Investors had enough, and reportedly made their demand for Kalanick to immediately step down in a letter titled

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Uber Fires 20 People Amid Their Internal Harassment Probe — Deets HERE!

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There has been quite the overhaul at Uber.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the ride sharing company has fired 20 people, and investigated at least 200 claims of discrimination and harassment, amid an internal probe about their workplace culture. Whoa.

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Uber's chief human resources officer Liane Hornsey shared the news in a company-wide meeting this week. It's said CEO Travis Kalanick was unable to attend the VVV meeting as he's currently spending time with his family following the untimely loss of his mother. Fair enough.

While Uber has yet to name those who have been let go, they did reveal

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Tess Holliday Boycotts Uber After A Driver Body Shames Her!

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People need to mind their own business!

Tess Holliday is boycotting Uber after her driver body-shamed her during a ride, basically telling her she's not healthy! The nerve!

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The model took a video of the incident and shared it on her Instagram, writing:

"Hey @uber I don't pay more to use your 'black car' service to be told that there's no way I could possibly be healthy because I'm fat & then questioning it. No one should have to tolerate this at any level of the services you offer. I'm fat. I also have a fat wallet & will no longer be using your services."

She added:

"saying my driver is fat was obviously being used as a descriptor & not to insult him. Also I did not show his face or use his name when filming, it was to be able to show what I deal with daily & why this behavior is unacceptable from anyone."

Watch the full video (below)!

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Busy Philipps Shares Her Creepy AF Uber Experience: 'Those Guys Were Trying To Murder Me Tonight'!

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Freaky.

Busy Philipps just might've had a brush with danger on Sunday when she and her husband took an Uber ride with an unexpected passenger!

The actress recounted the harrowing trip from the safety of a Lyft, telling followers on her Instagram story about "the craziest thing" that just happened.

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Philipps said she had just called an Uber with her husband, Marc Silverstein, but when they got into the car things took an unsettling turn — a "crazy, scary dude" popped up from behind them in the third row of the car!

She explained, revealing she was unsettled from the start:

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Uber CEO Wants To Meet Face-To-Face With Disgruntled Driver Following That Heated Exchange!

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Travis Kalanick is trying to make amends.

On Tuesday, the Uber CEO issued a lengthy apology after footage leaked of him bickering with one of the drivers for his ride sharing app.

In the viral video, the 40-year-old businessman is seen having a heated back-and-forth with an employee, named Fawzi Kamal, after he was called out for lowering the rates for Uber Black drivers.

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Clearly, the computer programmer really is ready to "grow up" as he's trying to arrange a meeting with Kamal to have a (hopefully civilized) conversation about "anything and everything" he wants, according to TMZ.

Kalanick isn't necessarily promising policy changes, but at least he's willing to hear this guy out.

But, is it a little too late?? Let us know what you think in the comments (below)!

[Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.]

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Uber Orders 'Urgent' Investigation After Former Employee Slams Company With Allegations Of Ignoring Sexual Harassment & Sexism Complaints!

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Susan Fowler worked as an Engineer at Uber from November 2015 to December 2016 — a year she claims was "strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying" after the company refused to do anything when she went to HR with several complaints about sexual harassment and sexism in the workplace.

According to Fowler's blog posted on Sunday, her first manager at the company sexually harassed her via online chats — but nothing was ever done, despite her handing over screenshots:

"My new manager sent me a string of messages over company chat. He was in an open relationship, he said, and his girlfriend was having an easy time finding new partners but he wasn't. He was trying to stay out of trouble at work, he said, but he couldn't help getting in trouble, because he was looking for women to have sex with. It was clear that he was trying to get me to have sex with him, and it was so clearly out of line that I immediately took screenshots of these chat messages and reported him to HR."

She went on:

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Ride Sharing Companies Get Caught Up In Donald Trump's Immigration Ban — Here Is Why TONS Of People Are Deleting Their Uber Accounts!

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Look out, Uber and Lyft — your politics are coming front and center in light of Donald Trump's immigration ban!

Thousands of people across America are actively deleting their Uber accounts — and posting to social media about it — while picking up Lyft, instead, and it all has to do with that awful executive order the President signed on Friday night.

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It all started at New York's JFK Airport over the weekend; cab companies — many of whom have drivers hailing from the seven countries specifically named in Trump's Muslim ban — walked out and refused to do passenger pickups, as you can see (below):

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