A man posing as an Uber driver allegedly picked up a woman and sexually assaulted her on American University’s campus early Sunday. The 21-year-old victim and her male friend told police they saw an Uber sticker on a car, which they flagged down for a ride near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, according to NBC Washington.
The driver, El Houcine Jourhdaly, 36, of Springfield, Virginia, told the two he could drive them somewhere, and they both got in the car, according to police. But not long after, Jourhdaly pulled over and demanded the woman get in the front seat. She complied.
When Jourhdaly drove the two to their requested destination, the driver yelled at the victim’s friend, ordering him to get out. Police said he got out of the car and attempted to help his friend out of the front seat, but Jourhdaly sped off.
The woman’s friend then called her phone.
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The allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein have centered around women. Actor Terry Crews took to Twitter today to share his own experiences with sexual assault and recounts how he was groped by a male executive.
“My wife n I were at a Hollywood function last year n a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates,” he tweeted. “Jumping back I said What are you doing?! My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk. I was going to kick his ass right then— but I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear.” As a “240 pound” black man, Crews felt that physical retailation would land him in jail.
He goes on to say that the executive called him the next day to
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