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NYC gay couple claim hug made Uber driver angry, gets dragged down street

NYC gay couple claim hug made Uber driver angry, gets dragged down street

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A New York City gay couple claimed an Uber driver became angry after they hugged their friend goodbye.

Taray Carey and Alex Majkowski caught an Uber on Tuesday (27 November) night, along with their friend.

Carey took to Facebook to explain: ‘My friend jumped out when we got to a red light.

‘I tried to step out, and he gunned it while my husband was still in the back seat,’ he said.

Carey alleged the man saw the friends hugging and then went on a rant about being gay. ‘He’s telling us in his country we would be beheaded and left for dead,’ Carey said.

The driver also allegedly called the NYC gay couple ‘faggots’.

Carey was trying to exit the vehicle, when the Uber driver started driving off.

Majkowski was still in the car as the Uber dragged Carey ‘half a block’ down the street, according to the married gay couple.

‘I said let me out, let me out, let me out – just over and over until he stopped,’ Majkowski said.

Uber: It’s ‘very concerning to us’

The incident left Carey with scrapes on his knee and knuckles.

Police responded to the incident. The police report labeled the incident as a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident.

But Uber confirmed it removed the driver in question from its app.

A spokesperson told News 4: ‘What’s been reported is very concerning to us and Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination.’

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