ESPN reporter Britt McHenry will be off the air for a week after a video (below) of her throwing a temper tantrum at a car-towing facility surfaced online.
McHenry’s car was towed on April 6 in Arlington, Virginia, and she berated an employee of Advanced Towing. The video first appeared on LiveLeak.
“Yep, that’s all you care about, is just taking people’s money,” McHenry said in the video. “With no education, no skill set, just wanted to clarify that. … Do you feel good about your job? So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing? Why, cause I have a brain and you don’t?”
McHenry’s attack was more personal at the end of the video, which was edited. “Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh?” McHenry said. “‘Cause they look so stunning … ‘Cause I’m on television and you’re in a f*****g trailer, honey.”
“Lose some weight, baby girl,” she added.
McHenry, who was suspended just hours after the video surfaced, apologized for her actions on Twitter. “In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things,” she wrote. “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.”
Warning: This video features NSFW language.