Taco Bell exec is suing the Uber driver he beat up for $5 million

Remember Benjamin Golden, the former Taco Bell executive who beat up his Uber driver? Golden is now suing the driver for $5 million for recording the violent attack. From the Orange County Register:

As a result of the overwhelming media coverage, Golden says he suffered severe emotional distress, humiliation, anxiety and the loss of his job.

The lawsuit claims invasion of privacy, negligent infliction of emotional distress, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery. He is seeking damages in excess of $5 million.

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  1. Nelsie says:

    Trigger warning for those of us who don't like seeing video of people being beaten up for real?

  2. He thinks the media reaction has been bad so far? He really should google 'The Streisand Effect'.

    Boys, fire up the meme-machines!

  3. Remember what his statement through his lawyer said?

    “Mr. Golden accepts full responsibility for his actions and understands the consequences that may occur as a result,” the letter read.

    Yeah. So about that...

  4. Call me crazy but maybe he should of thought about that BEFORE beating up an uber driver??

    Also when I see Uber Drivers I think "They totally have 5 million lying around"

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