>> Ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick had been under fire for months for an aggressive corporate culture at the successful ride hailing app, but what may have pushed him out the door involves a rape in India. Heather Somerville is part of a team behind a Reuters exclusive.>> Uber has hired a law firm to look into how Uber obtained medical records of a rape victim who was raped in December 2014 by an Uber driver in India.
There is some concern over how these private medical records were obtained by Uber executives and currently, there is a probe ongoing to figure that out. This information was very recently conveyed to members of Uber's board of directors and that information is one of the factors that led five investors on Tuesday to demand that Chief Executive Travis Kalanick resign.
>> There's even allegations of bribery reaching Uber's executive ranks.>> From our sources, we understand that there were discussions of bribes being paid by Uber executives in relation to this rape case in India. Now, if indeed it is found that that was the case, that could potentially break US federal laws pertaining to US companies making payments for favors outside of the country.
>> Kalanick and Uber declined to comment. The Uber driver accused of the 2014 rape was convicted. Just the possible association of Kalanick's name to what could be illegal perhaps enough to wipe out any confidence the board still had in his leadership even though he's hailed for founding one of the most important tech startups of the last decade.