A 30-year-old US doctor, who made headlines last week after attacking an Uber driver under the influence of alcohol, apologised on live television for her behaviour.
Dr Anjali Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident employed by Jackson Health System, appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday and apologised for her actions saying it was “the worst night of my life”.
“I see a person that is not me, I am ashamed, I can’t see that video myself again,” she said during the show.
A video which captured the assault went viral last week garnering more than 55 lakh views after it was uploaded on YouTube by a person who witnessed the altercation.
Ramkissoon tried to explain in the show what led to the meltdown on that day.
“My dad was placed in the hospital and just minutes prior to that altercation my boyfriend for past two years had broken up and I was there by myself. I knew that I had a few drinks and wanted to get home soon,” she said.
Ramkissoon was suspended from clinical duties by the teaching hospital and Uber suspended her rider account. But she escaped arrest as the Uber driver did not press charges.
“There is absolutely no excuse for my actions, I’m ashamed, I have hurt so many people with this... My family, my friends, my job, the Uber driver, nobody deserves to be treated that way and that’s not me. I apologised to the driver and settled in cash for the damages. I’m really grateful that he did not press charges.”
Since the attack, her employer Jackson Health System’s Facebook timeline was bombarded by social media users who asked the hospital to take strict action.