FOX 26 - The man seen assaulting an Uber driver in a video that went viral now claims in a lawsuit he never consented to the recording. The video drew millions of viewers. His lawsuit says he was intoxicated and began to “fear for his safety and well-being” after Caban pulled over and kicked him out of the Uber car in an unfamiliar spot in the Orange County town of Costa Mesa.The complaint claims the video was recorded illegally and without Golden’s knowledge. The brief video shows what happens after Caban tells Golden to get out because he’s too drunk. Golden slaps, hits and pulls Caban’s hair. Caban responds with pepper spray. Taco Bell fired him from his job as a marketing manager over the incident.
He is now is suing Caban for $5 million in damages.