Doctor in Uber Attack: Here's Why I Snapped

Anjali Ramkissoon is very sorry
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2016 2:00 PM CST

Anjali Ramkissoon, the Florida doctor suspended after video of her assaulting an Uber driver went viral, is very sorry. "I was extremely stressed out that day," she tells Good Morning America. "It was probably one of the worst days of my life and I was caught at my lowest moment." Her father had just been admitted to the hospital, and mere moments before the Uber incident, she and her boyfriend of two years had broken up, Ramkissoon says. She adds that she had driven to the area where she was filmed, but then got drunk and didn't want to drive back; she apparently thought the Uber driver in question was the one she had called (he wasn't). She's grateful the driver allowed her to settle with him and pay the damages rather than pressing charges against her.

She adds that not only has her career been impacted (an investigation will determine whether she's terminated completely from her position as a fourth-year neurology resident at Jackson Health System), but she and her family have been receiving hateful messages. "There is absolutely no excuse for my actions. I am ashamed. I am so sorry," she says. "I made a huge mistake, the biggest mistake of my life, and that person is not me. ... I’m here to own up to what I did. I’m taking responsibility for it and I’m asking for forgiveness." She notes that others can take a lesson from her: Watch your actions in public, because someone might be recording you. (Click to watch the video.)

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