January 28, 2016 7:16:14 pm
A few days ago a video of a woman physically and verbally abusing an Uber diver in Miami had gone viral on social media. In the video, the woman named Anjali Ramakisoon, a 4th year neurology resident employed by Jackson Health System, can be seen manhandling the driver when he pulled over to pick up another passenger. She got violent and threw his documents, scissors, and even an iPhone out of the his car. He didn’t retaliate and called 911 instead.
“I see a person that is not me. I’m ashamed. I still can’t watch the entire video,” she told ABC News in an interview.
Ramakisoon admits she was under the influence of alcohol when the incident happened and said she was caught at her lowest point. Her father had been admitted to the hospital that day and she split with her boyfriend minutes before the incident. “In the moment I was just so angry. I wasn’t really thinking and if I could take it back I would. I am ashamed. I am so sorry. I’ve hurt so many people with this,” she said.
The video went viral with over 5 million views and the incident has had a terrible impact on her life. Ramakisoon has been put on administrative leave and is suspended from her clinical duties. She has been receiving hate mails from people across the country. Her personal life is being hindered and her family is being targeted. She is facing massive cyber-bullying and finds it ‘ridiculous’ because “I’m here to own up to what I did. I’m taking responsibility for it and I’m asking for forgiveness,” she adds.
The driver has not pressed any charges and Ramakisoon paid for the damages. She apologized to the driver and he accepted it.
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