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Ex-Taco Bell Exec Sues Uber Driver Who Taped Beating

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Benjamin Golden, left, was arrested in connection with an assault on an Uber driver in Newport Beach on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. Benjamin Golden, left, was arrested in connection with an assault on an Uber driver in Newport Beach on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.
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A former Taco Bell executive who was arrested and fired after a viral dashcam video showed him attacking an Uber driver is now suing that driver for $5 million – saying the driver illegally recorded the violent incident.

Ousted exec Benjamin Golden, 32, also said in court papers that driver Edward Caban is to blame for any injuries he suffered during their Oct. 30 encounter in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Golden's lawyer, Courtney Pilchman, told CNBC on Friday that she also has informed prosecutors she will seek to have Caban's video of the attack barred from evidence in the criminal case against Golden on the grounds that the recording was allegedly illegally made by the driver.

Caban's lawyer, Rivers Morrell III, on Friday said that Golden's claims about the recording's legal status and his blaming of Caban are "disingenuous" and "totally bogus."



 

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