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In lawsuit against Uber, Kansas City woman says she was raped by driver with criminal history

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A Kansas City woman says she was raped by her Uber driver and the company knew he was dangerous. 

She has filed a lawsuit against the ride-sharing company. 

Filed in Jackson County this week, the suit claims driver Yahkhahnahn Ammi had a violent criminal past and Uber was aware of it. 

Court records state the reported incident happened in late January near Kansas City Power & Light. 

The lawsuit alleges Ammi had previously been convicted of attempted first-degree murder in Madison, Ill. and a different Uber user claimed Ammi assaulted a female passenger in St. Louis in December 2016. 

"A basic background search reveals that Ammi has a long history of violence," a portion of the lawsuit reads. "On January 29, 1996, Ammi, under his birth name Perrie D Gibson, entered an Alford plea in Madison County, Illinois, for attempted first-degree murder with intent to kill."

The suit said the user in St. Louis filed an incident report to Uber. 

'Your driver YAHKHAHNAHN 'Yah' Ammi assaulted someone badly 12/25/16'!!," another part of the lawsuit says. "He hurt the woman badly! He has a warrant out for his arrest."

In a response to KCTV5, an Uber spokeswoman said Ammi has not had access to Uber since March 2017. 

“What’s reported in the complaint is deeply troubling and something we take extremely seriously," the spokeswoman said. "We are reviewing the litigation.”

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