That is not what I did, and it cannot be explained away." In the six-minute video, published by Bloomberg, Kamel asks the CEO about falling fare costs, to which Kalanick replies: "bullshit." After refusing to engage in much discussion with the driver about the reduction in pay, Kalanick finishes with an ugly parting shot: "Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own shit.
"This is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it." It's not clear where he'll get said leadership help, although Arianna Huffington seems poised to lend a hand.
In response, Kalanick announced an "independent" review, helmed by Huffington and the company's chief human resources officer Liane Hornsey, along with former Attorney General under President Obama, Eric Holder.
That's not the only garbage fire on top of garbage fire Uber is trying to put out.
The company is also getting sued by Google for allegedly stealing self-driving car secrets.