Uber President Jeff Jones Exits Embattled Company After 6 Months

The San Francisco-based firm has been hit by several controversies in recent months.

Jeff Jones, the president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job.

Uber on Sunday confirmed Jones' resignation and issued a brief statement: "We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best."

Jones' departure comes days after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said the company will hire a chief operating officer who can help write its "next chapter."

The San Francisco-based firm has been hit by several controversies. The news of Jones' departure comes a month after a former employee alleged in a blog post that Uber routinely ignores sexual harassment, resulting in #DeleteUber trending on Twitter.

And it wasn't the first time the hashtag popped up. In January, stars began spreading the hashtag after Lyft pledged to donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union in response to President Trump’s immigration ban — spurring many in Hollywood to abandon rival Uber, perceiving its response incomparable to Lyft's actions.

Meanwhile, recent video showed Kalanick profanely berating a driver who confronted him about steep cuts in Uber's rates.

Uber also acknowledged it has used a program to thwart authorities who have been trying to curtail or shut down its service in cities around the world.

Jones had left Target, where he was chief marketing officer, to join Uber in September.

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