Man charged with attacking Uber driver is now suing the driver

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COSTA MESA, Calif. (January 16, 2016) — A Southern California man captured on video attacking an Uber driver has sued the driver for $5 million, claiming the video was recorded without his consent.

Former Taco Bell executive Benjamin Golden of Newport Beach was arrested in November and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery for allegedly hitting 23-year-old driver Edward Caban.

In November, the driver sued the 32-year-old Golden for more than $25,000 in damages.

The Orange County Register reported Saturday that Golden filed a cross-complaint last month saying Caban illegally recorded him and posted the video to YouTube.

The now-viral video captured by a dashboard-mounted camera shows Golden repeatedly striking Caban on the trip in Costa Mesa.

As a result of media coverage, Golden says he suffered emotional distress, humiliation and the loss of his job.

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