An Arizona CEO was caught on camera calling an Uber driver a “f*cking n*gger” after he asked him not to sit in the front seat, reports say.
Driver Randy Clarke, who says he had previously been sexually assaulted by a front-seat passenger, says he pointed to signs declaring his rules, and offered to cancel the ride with a refund.
But Hans Berglund, the founder and CEO of fertilizer firm AgroPlasma, flipped after he was refused the seat, Clarke said, sharing his car’s security footage of the exchange.
Berglund then jumps in the back, but Clarke wants him out.
“Is it because I’m white? And you’re a f*cking n*gger?” Berglund spat out, also calling the driver, who has a near-perfect Uber rating, a “f—ing idiot,” the video shows.
Clarke said he was ‘in shock’ at the exchange.
Berglund has since been ‘relieved of his duties’ at AgroPlasma, with the company announcing an interim CEO during its own investigation into the scandal.