Courtney Love Comes Under Attack While in Uber Car in France
Traveling abroad can be a tricky thing, as Courtney Love learned earlier today. The singer was in Paris and leaving the airport using Uber, when the vehicle she was in was attacked.
Paris is currently undergoing a battle between taxi workers and Uber drivers, with the taxi workers recently staging blockades as a way of picketing Uber, who have cut into their business. Unfortunately for Love, she was caught in the middle of the dispute when an Uber vehicle she was in was stopped by a mob of taxi drivers and attacked.
The singer shared the harrowing tale via Twitter, posting photos of a cracked window and telling how her driver had been taken hostage while the taxi workers were beating the vehicle with metal bats. "I'm safer in Baghdad," tweeted Love at one point.
The vocalist called out French president Francois Hollande over the incident and began to question online where the police were during all of this conflict. Eventually, Love managed to get some passing motorcyclists involved, as they were able to get Love and the driver to safety while the taxi drivers hurled rocks at them as they sped away.
"We got out after being held hostage for an hour thanks to these two guys," Love later revealed on Instagram and Twitter. "I'm scared out of my wits. Mr. François Hollande president or libertine? I can't believe this really just happened. love French people but your government blows #happytobealive #parisuberstrike wtf??"
Check out Love's full account via the tweets below.
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