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Crime Stories with Nancy Grace: Young Nurse Among Hundreds Raped, Assaulted Taking Rideshares Uber and Lyft

Registered nurse Cristen Giangarra, 31 is among hundreds of women reporting rapes and assaults by their lift drivers. Giangarra called for a Lyft after a night of celebrating with friends. The ride to her home should have lasted six minutes but was instead was 51 minutes of terror. Giangarra says she fell asleep in the backseat and woke up to being raped by her driver.

Giangarra sued Lyft, saying the company cut corners on background checks and hired her driver, 54-year-old Larry Ward, despite his criminal history. He has since been charged with kidnapping and rape.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

James Shelnutt
James Shelnutt – 27 years Atlanta Metro Major Case detective, SWAT Officer, Attorney
Caryn Stark – NYC Psychologist; Twitter: @carynpsych, Facebook: “Caryn Stark”
Dan Corsentino – Former Police Chief, Former Sheriff, Served on US Homeland Security Senior Advisory Board, Private Investigator
Kendall Crowns
Dr. Kendall Crowns – Dr. Kendall Crowns – Affiliated Faculty: University of Texas Medical Branch (Lecturer)
Spencer Coursen – Founder and President: Coursen Security Group; Author: “The Safety Trap: A Security Expert’s Secrets For Staying Safe in a Dangerous World;” Instagram: @s.coursen, Twitter: @SpencerCoursen
Kristy Mazurek – Emmy Award-winning Investigative Reporter, President of Successful Strategies PR and Crisis Communications Firm

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” on Fox Nation is also a national radio show heard on SiriusXM channel 111 airing for two hours daily starting at 12 p.m. EST. You can also subscribe and download the daily podcasts at iHeart Podcasts.

[Feature Photo: Cristen Giangarra/LinkedIn]