This student from the University of Michigan has gone viral, but for all the wrong reasons.
Jake Croman, son of ‘reviled’ New York property mogul Steven Croman, was captured on video hurling a tirade of foul abuse at his driver.
Croman, a member of the University of Michigan’s Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter, is now being investigated by his frat for intimidating the driver by using friends to surround the car while labeling Artur Zawada a ‘minimum wage faggot’.
Zawada had kicked Croman out of the car as he was ‘banned’ from using the lift service having abused the driver on three previous occasions.
4th time that I have been harassed by this rider and his friends.
Rider knew from Uber application who is the driver.
He had option to cancel to avoid any issues but he/they proceeded to abuse, harrase, belittle and provoke like kindergarten thugs.
In a statement reported by the NY Daily News Croman replied:
This video shows one side of an argument I had with an Uber driver two weeks ago after he refused to pick me up on the basis of my religion,” the statement says.
I am not proud of my reaction to his discrimination and I regret my choice of words.
Whatever his excuse, Croman hasn’t painted himself in a very good light. Can’t we all just get along?!
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.