Why I’m Suing Lyft

Alison Turkos
4 min readSep 17, 2019

In the fall of 2017, I got into a Lyft after a night out with friends. All I wanted to do was get home safely and go to bed. This was supposed to be the safer option than walking home or taking the subway late at night alone. What should have been a 15-minute drive, turned into an 80-minute living nightmare.

My Lyft driver kidnapped me at gunpoint, drove me across state lines, and, along with at least two other men, gang raped me.

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Alison Turkos

Alison Turkos is a sexual assault survivor fighting for systemic change.