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Video catches the lie: Edmonton cabbie sues over false sexual assault allegations

Last Updated: Friday, May 15, 2009 at 12:26 PM MT

CBC News

A veteran Edmonton taxi driver is speaking publicly about a civil lawsuit he filed last year against four young women who falsely accused him of sexual assault after travelling in his car three years ago.

"I just want to give those girls [a] lesson," Soner Yasa told CBC News. "We're so vulnerable as a cab driver."

The lawsuit, filed by Yasa in Edmonton's Court of Queen's Bench in April 2008, seeks nearly $250,000 in damages to cover emotional and mental distress. His allegations have not been proven in court. One of the four young women filed a statement of defence last month in which she admits to getting into Yasa's taxi but denies the rest of his allegations.

In April 2006, Yasa picked up the young women, all 19, along Whyte Avenue, a well-known strip of bars and restaurants in Ed

Added: May-16-2009 Occurred On: May-15-2009
By: komakazzi
Tags: Edmonton, cab driver, sues, female, passengers, lie caught on tape, false, sexual assault, allegations
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (load item map)
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