A video has popped up on LiveLeak of a woman who appears to be ESPN reporter Britt McHenry dressing down a towing company employee, making fun of the woman’s features, and using the “do you know who I am?” argument.
It’s unclear what exactly made the woman who looks like McHenry so mad, but she is furious. At one point, she looks directly at the security camera. Some select quotes:
“I’m in the news sweetheart, I will fucking sue this place.”
“So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?”
“I’m on television and you’re in a fucking trailer, honey.”
“Lose some weight, baby girl.”
Update (2:14 p.m.): On April 6, McHenry tweeted about getting her car towed in Arlington, Va. while she was eating dinner. The original tweet’s deleted, but an ARLnow article preserved it.
Update (3:43 p.m.): When asked for comment, a spokesperson for ESPN said, “We are aware of a recent exchange between Britt McHenry and a towing company employee. We are now reviewing the matter with her.”
Update (4:24 p.m.): McHenry has apologized:
In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things. As frustrated as I was, I should always choose to be respectful and take the high road. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake.
Update (4:56 p.m.): The parking lot attendant was actually an employee at a towing company. The headline and text has been corrected to reflect this fact.
Update (5:09 p.m.): ESPN has suspended McHenry for one week.
Update from ESPN: Britt McHenry has been suspended for 1 week effectively immediately.— Josh Krulewitz (@jksports) April 16, 2015
Update (5:30 p.m.): Busted Coverage has more information from the towing company’s side.
H/t to Justin
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