24 November 2015

Actress Frances Barber Claims 'Sharia' Uber Driver Told Her She Was 'Disgustingly Dressed' After Awards

Actress Frances Barber claims she was accosted by a "sharia" Uber driver who told her she was "disgustingly dressed" while dropping her home from an awards ceremony in London.

Barber, who plays a barrister in BBC1 legal drama Silk, said she was returning from the Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday at the Old Vic when her driver remarked that she was "disgustingly dressed" and that "women should not be out at night". At the time Barber was wearing a demure black ensemble with a high-necked top and floor-length skirt.

The 58-year-old tweeted about the incident telling her 28,000 followers: "Just had a sharia Uber driver, first time in London. Shocked. Reported." [The Huffington Post UK] Read more