Uber CEO apologises for executive's remarks

  • Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick has apologised for remarks made by the company's senior vice-president for Business, Emil Michel. 
  • Michel told guests at a dinner party on Friday that Uber should hire private investigators to discover damaging information about journalists who criticise the car hire service.
  • Michel has said he regrets his comments, saying they were borne out of frustration, but were 'wrong no matter the circumstance'. 
  • Kalanick said remarks 'showed a lack of leadership, a lack of humanity, and a departure from our values and ideals'; also apologised to journalist Sarah Lacy who was criticised by Michel. 

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