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Doctor From Viral Uber Video Expresses Remorse For Her Outburst (Video)

| by Sheena Vasani
Anjali Ramkissoon and the Uber driverAnjali Ramkissoon and the Uber driver

A Florida doctor expressed remorse after a video (below) of her outburst inflicted upon an Uber driver on Jan. 17 was posted online and went viral.

Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, 30, said she was stressed over her father’s hospitalization and a break-up that day, the New York Post reports. She’d also been drinking.

“A lot had happened that day, actually,” Ramkissoon told "Good Morning America" on Jan. 27, according to the New York Post. “Just minutes prior to that altercation with the Uber driver, my boyfriend and I of two years had just broken up.”

“I was extremely stressed out that day,” she added. “It was probably one of the worst days of my life, and I was caught at my lowest moment.”

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After "Good Morning America" host George Stephanopoulos accused Ramkissoon of making excuses for her behavior, the doctor said she was only asking for the public’s forgiveness.

“There’s absolutely no excuse for my actions,” Ramkissoon said. “I’m ashamed. I’m so sorry. I’ve hurt so many people with this: my family, my friends, my job, the Uber driver. No one deserves to be treated that way, and that’s not me.”

The video shows Ramkissoon throwing things at the Uber driver and trying to knee him in the groin.

“Get the f*** in this car, you f***** piece of sh**!” she screams at the driver, before throwing a cellphone, a pair of scissors and several papers out the passenger-side window onto the street, the New York Daily News reports.

Ramkissoon said she can’t watch the entire video as it makes her feel ashamed.

After police officers showed up, Ramkissoon apologized to the driver -- who did not press charges or have her arrested.

A witness said the doctor began apologizing and crying, claiming she would lose her medical license if she was arrested.

Ramkissoon was placed on administrative leave from Jackson Memorial Hospital after the video went viral.

Critics have said she should no longer practice medicine, which Ramkissoon believes is unfair.

“I think it’s ridiculous and I’m here to own up to what I did,” she said. “I’m taking responsibility for it and I’m asking for forgiveness.”

“Be careful what you do in public, because the things we do could be taped, and we can suffer extreme ramifications for these things,” she added.

Sources: New York PostNew York Daily News / Photo Credit: YouTube via New York Daily News

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