A San Francisco Superior Court judge has granted a temporary retraining order against a man whom Uber says has threatened its CEO, Travis Kalanick.
Robert Scott Dervaes Jr., who was suspended from practicing law in California in 2006, is temporarily barred from contacting Kalanick as well as Garrett Camp, Uber co-founder and current chairman, and Emil Michael, the company's senior vice president of development. Dervaes must stay at least 50 yards away from the Uber executives and from their homes, workplaces, children and vehicles.
The order is in effect until a court hearing scheduled for Dec. 31.
The petition, filed on Dec. 5 by an outside counsel for Uber, claims Dervaes “appears to be deeply disturbed” and "profoundly unstable," and has made “increasingly ominous threats,” including tweets to Kalanick that “I can’t undo what happens tomorrow” and “You will never survive it.”
Jon Archer, an Uber employee who oversees the personal security of the company's executives, said in the petition that Dervaes showed up at Uber’s San Francisco headquarters on Nov. 5 demanding a meeting with Kalanick and Camp. He “appeared to be under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both,” Archer said, and “appeared to be having an imagined conversation with Mr. Kalanick.”