A Florida doctor who was caught on camera hitting, kicking and screaming profanities at an Uber driver has apologized for her behavior and says the incident left her feeling “ashamed.”
Anjali Ramkissoon delivered her apology on the set of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” where the fourth-year neurology resident with the Jackson Health System also discussed how the incident has hurt family members, embarrassed friends and placed her hard-earned career in jeopardy.
Ramkissoon has been placed on administrative leave from her job and removed from all clinical duties; hospital officials have launched an internal investigation.
“I see a person that is not me,” she told ABC News anchor George George Stephanopoulos. “I’m ashamed. I still can’t watch the entire video. ”
Ramkissoon told Stephanopoulos that prior to the video she’d was “extremely stressed out” and having “one of the worst days of her life,” one that set the stage for her epic, on-camera meltdown. In addition to her father being placed in the hospital, she said she’d broken up with her boyfriend of two years several minutes earlier. She knew she’d had too much to drink, she said, so she left her car and tried to get an Uber to take her home.
Sounds like excuses to me. Other than that, drunk people aren’t usually characterized by conducting themselves in a civil manner. Personally, I think she was reckless but this incident has been made out to be worse than it really is. Here is the “apology” video.
This is the hard to find original full video of Anjali going berzerk on the patient Uber driver, which has been viewed 5 1/2 million times in just a week.