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Former Taco Bell Exec Suing Uber Driver He Assaulted On Dash Cam Video For $5M

COSTA MESA (CBS SF) -- The former Taco Bell executive who apologized after attacking an Uber driver in an incident caught on dash camera footage is now suing the driver for $5 million.

Benjamin Golden is suing Uber driver Edward Caban for damages after he says he was illegally filmed while riding in the car in Costa Mesa. Golden's lawyers told CNBC that Caban is to blame for any injuries he suffered during the attack.

Golden lost his job with Taco Bell after video captured by a dashboard-mounted camera showing a drunken Golden repeatedly hitting Caban, grabbing his hair and slamming his head against a window went viral.  His lawyers will seek to have that video barred from evidence in Caban's case against Golden over the attack.

Golden had issued an apology through his lawyers for his behavior after the video went viral.

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