Escort bar visit and cover-up

Uber employees visited a South Korean escort bar.

When one member of the party later complained, Uber SVP of Business Emil Michael contacted a person who had been there to ask that she tell anyone who asked that it was just karaoke. She refused, taking his request for a cover-up as impetus to discuss the incident publicly.

Details from The Verge.

Proposed to “dig up dirt” on reporters

Uber Senior Vice President of Business Emil Michael proposed spending $1 million to target reporters who wrote unfavorable stories about Uber.  In particular, Emil proposed to hire researchers and journalists who would publish unflattering research about the reporters’ personal lives.

Coverage from The Verge.