Paris Uber Driver Held Hostage by 'Mob of Taxi Drivers' - Courtney Love Attacked

Courtney Love Attacked in Paris, Uber Driver Held Hostage by 'Mob of Taxi Drivers'

By Jason Lipshutz, New York  | June 25, 2015 8:37 AM EDT

"They've ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage," Love shared on Twitter.

Courtney Love was attacked in Paris on Thursday (June 25) by what she described as a "mob of taxi drivers." Taxi workers have been recently using blockades in European cities to picket Uber, as the mobile car-hailing service has hurt their industry; on Thursday, that picketing turned violent with Love in tow.

"Dude @kanyewest we may turn back to the airport and hide out with u.picketers just attacked our car #ParisUberStrike," Love wrote on Twitter on Thursday. "they've ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage. they're beating the cars with metal bats. this is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad."

Love then appealed directly to French president François Hollande: "where are the fucking police??? is it legal for your people to attack visitors? Get your ass to the airport. Wtf???"

Love, who recently opened for Lana Del Rey on her Endless Summer tour, continued, "[P]aid some guys on motorcycles to sneak us out, got chased by a mob of taxi drivers who threw rocks, passed two police and they did nothing."

The singer-songwriter shared a photo of a car window smashed in, as well as an Instagram video of a group of men angrily speaking to her Uber driver. The whereabouts of Kanye West, who Love tagged in her first tweet about the incident, are not known.


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