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Anjali Ramkissoon, Woman in Uber Rage Video, Apologizes on Good Morning America

Anjali Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident at Jackson Health System who was caught on camera trashing an Uber in Brickell, appeared on ABC's Good Morning America today to apologize for her actions. The 30-year-old claims she was upset that day after her father wound up in the hospital and her boyfriend of two years broke up with her. 

Ramkissoon had been drinking at Mary Brickell Village when she mistakingly thought that an Uber that had been ordered by another person belonged to her. When the driver refused to take Ramkissoon home, she unleashed a verbal tirade. 

"You don't know who the fuck you're messing with right now!" she shouted. 

Though standing only five feet tall, she got in the driver's face and eventually got into his car and began throwing his belongings into the street. Ramkissoon ended up paying the driver for the damages, and no charges were filed. 

The incident, however, was caught on camera by a bystander. It's been viewed more than 5 million times, and Ramkissoon became the target of a sort of internet vigilante justice campaign. Private photos, her place of employment, and addresses of her family members were leaked online. She was eventually put on administrative leave from her job. 

The doctor flew to New York this morning to make a public apology in an interview with GMA's George Stephanopoulos. 

"A lot had happened that day actually," Ramkissoon said. "The events leading up to that point, my father had been placed in the hospital, and just minutes prior to that altercation with the Uber driver, my boyfriend and I of two years had just broken up, so he went home; I was there by myself."

Ramkissoon said she had driven herself to Mary Brickell Village but had been drinking and decided to take an Uber home. 
"There is absolutely no excuse for my actions," Ramkissoon said. "I am ashamed. 

"I think the best thing at this point is to just take responsibility for what I've done," she concluded. "I did it. And I'm ashamed of what I did. And this would never happen again, and I think at the same time I should also speak out that, you know, to send a message out to people and the public to be careful and use my story as a message as a lesson to be careful what you do in public because the things that we do can be taped, and we can have to suffer severe ramifications for these things."

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