Recently, the biggest investor of Uber sued Travis Kalanick for “alleged fraud, breach of contract, and fiduciary duty.” On which, Travis calls the lawsuit “public and personal attack” against him.
On Thursday, Travis filed his response saying: “Benchmark Capital Partners initiated this action as part of its public and personal attack on Travis Kalanick, the founder of Uber.”
Travis allegedly claimed that Benchmark had been planning this to kick him out of the company after his parents got into a boating accident, resulting in the death of his mother.
Although Travis has resigned as the CEO, yet he still holds Uber’s board seat.
Travis’s response against the lawsuit includes a history of Uber along with the background of how his resignation came about.
The filing says that week-and-a-half after the funeral of Travis’s mother, Benchmark’s henchmen came to threatened him: “They threatened to launch a public campaign against him if he refused.”
There’s a lot more that has been happening in Uber lately. The company is also fighting another lawsuit against Google’s self-driving arm Waymo that claims that Uber stole its technology. At the same time, its ex-employee, Susan Fowler was accused of discrimination and sexual harassment.
More or less, the Uber’s board is finding a new CEO for its Company.