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Cheating husband gets caught through Uber app; he’s now suing

by Leigh Egan

A businessman used Uber to visit his mistress, but he had no idea his wife would learn of his indiscretions by looking at the Uber app on her phone. The messy situation resulting in the man filing a lawsuit against the company for a whopping $48 million.

The Verge reports that an an unnamed man in France used his wife’s phone only one time to order a an Uber ride. He said he logged out of the app completely afterwards, but his wife continued to get notifications that showed his whereabouts. The app glitch led to the wife promptly filing for divorce after she noticed he was visiting a woman he was having an affair with. The businessman is blaming Uber for the nasty and expensive divorce, despite the fact that he was reportedly the one cheating on his wife.

According to the husband’s attorney, David-André Darmon, the man was subjected to invasion of privacy.

“My client was the victim of a bug in an application. There’s a function to disconnect but the session was not disconnected and the bug has caused him problems in his private life.”

The cause of the reported malfunction is unclear, but some reports suggest that the issue occurs in iPhones running older iOS versions.

Uber declined to comment on the specifics of a lawsuit.

“Uber doesn’t publicly comment on individual cases, and especially those which concern things such as a divorce procedure.”

Leigh Egan is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Leigh’s work can be found in a number of high-profile national publications. For Leigh, learning didn’t stop after college. She considers herself a lifelong learner who frequently takes media and journalism courses to keep abreast of the latest happenings and innovations in her field.