Alison Turkos Biography
Alison Turkos is from New York, USA. She is working in Repro and the Victim of rape. Currently, she is suing Lyft it’s a rideshare app company of failing to protect its users.
Deleted @lyft and I stand with @alisonturkos. @lyft’s callous and heartless response to violence that happened on their platform is unacceptable. #Women are more than a statistic & a rider. pic.twitter.com/xifxwel0Fj
— Meloy Ivie (@MeloyIvie) September 18, 2019
Alison Turkos Early Life, Education, Career
She is a Vermont native and a graduate of Plymouth State University with degrees in English and women’s studies. She writes in her Twitter profile, “Survivor / Victim of rape fighting for change. Working in Repro. Proud feminist.”
On Instagram, Turkos describes herself by writing, “Feminist. Queer. I #BelieveSurvivors. Professional rabble rouser in the repro movement.”
Alison Turkos is 31-years old.
Alison Turkos Education
Alison Turkos is a Vermont native and a graduate of Plymouth State University with degrees in English and women’s studies. She writes in her Twitter profile, “Survivor / Victim of rape fighting for change. Working in Repro. Proud feminist.” On Instagram, Turkos describes herself by writing, “Feminist. Queer. I #BelieveSurvivors. Professional rabble-rouser in the repro movement.”
Alison Turkos Work
Turkos has worked with Planned Parenthood as a counselor and with the New York Abortion Access Fund as a co-chair of the nonprofit organization’s board. She also worked with NARAL and the National Institute for Reproductive Health. In January 2015, she raised awareness for women’s health by live-tweeting her IUD insertion.
Turkos has been a longtime advocate for reproductive and women’s health, other women’s rights and for sexual assault survivors, according to her social media profiles. Turkos was among many sexual assault survivors who went to Washington D.C. to talk to U.S. Senators to implore them to vote against Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation. In July 2019, she wrote an op-ed for NBC News about the Jeffrey Epstein case.
Alison Turkos Raped and Sues Lyft
Why I’m Suing Lyft – Alison Turkos – Medium https://t.co/FJMQ09zkvt
— Mollel (@jmollel) September 18, 2019
Rape Investigations Reports By FBI
— Alison Turkos (@alisonturkos) September 17, 2019
The rape and kidnapping case remains under investigation by the FBI after it was passed along to the federal agency by the NYPD, according to the lawsuit.
The FBI has jurisdiction over the case because Turkos says she was brought across state lines by her driver and then raped in New Jersey. No arrests have been made. Turkos says the case is now being considered a human trafficking investigation.
Turkos first spoke out about her case earlier this year, at a January 2019 press conference and again to the Wall Street Journal on May 2018.
— Latest Commentary (@LatestComments) September 18, 2019
She told the Journal, in an article about her frustration with the NYPD, “I can’t get my detective to answer my email or return my calls. How can you tell us to report when we can’t get you to do your jobs?”
Turkos wrote that she did what society says she is “supposed” to do by reporting her rape to police and to Lyft’s safety and trust team, but she says, “after all that, they couldn’t even be bothered to answer a simple email. They ignored, belittled, dismissed me.
Lyft’s failure to properly investigate the failures of their system that lead to my kidnapping and rape has severely hampered the ongoing criminal investigation.”
Alison Turkos Twitter
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Alison Turkos, 31, is one of five women who have launched lawsuits against Lyft
- The company was previously sued by 14 other women in May who claimed it did not take steps to prevent sexual violence or rape from some of its drivers
- In the latest suit, Turkos said she was kidnapped in 2017 and gang raped
- She said she remembers the men cheering and giving each other high fives f
- Turkos reported the rape to the NYPD, which opened an investigation and contacted the FBI. The incident is being handled as a ‘human trafficking case’
- The driver changed his name within the app after the incident and continued driving. Lyft later says it has permanently deactivated his account