June 21, 2017: Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned from the ride-sharing company.
He stepped down as the firm he founded in 2009 deals with a sexual harassment scandal.
Kalanick announced his resignation, writing a letter titled: ‘Moving Uber Forward.’
‘I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight,’ it read.
Kalanick’s resignation comes after he took a leave of absence earlier this month in the wake of a report being released into sexual assault claims made against the ride-sharing company.