If true, that incident would be bad enough, but it appears to have emerged solely due to Uber’s attempts to cover it upAccording to Holzwarth, Emil Michael called her three weeks ago as the news about Uber’s workplace culture became a full-fledged scandal. Michael allegedly asked her not to speak to the press and to pretend the visit was simply to a regular karaoke bar.From The Information:
当奥Michael called, he told her that “things have been really rough out here,” referring to Uber’s issuesHe then said, “Remember that night in Korea?” There are reporters, he said, who will try to “break the story and I just want to go over things with youWe just went to a karaoke bar and that’s all that happened, right?”
“I’m not going to lie for them,” she said in an interview with The Information this weekIn the interview, she described Mr. Kalanick as “part of a class of privileged men who have been taught they can do whatever they want, and now they can.”
She said she wouldn’t have considered speaking publicly had Mr. Michael not attempted to “silence” her.