ESPN Suspends Reporter After Rant Caught on Video

Britt McHenry vented at tow company worker, told her to lose weight
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2015 5:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – ESPN reporter Britt McHenry won't be on the air for a week—the network has suspended her after a videotape surfaced in which she insults a cashier for a towing company in nasty fashion. Some not-so-pleasant examples, as compiled by Deadspin and Sports Illustrated.

  • “I’m in the news sweetheart, I will f---ing sue this place.”
  • “That’s all you care about, taking people’s money. With no education, no skill set, just wanted to clarify that."
  • "Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh?”
  • "Lose some weight, baby girl."

The trouble started when McHenry's car got towed April 6 in Arlington, Va., as she was eating in a Chinese restaurant. The video was recorded when she went to pick up her car. McHenry apologized today via 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, adding, "I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake." The cashier, Gina Michelle, had been pushing for the story to go public since it happened, reports Busted Coverage. That didn't occur until the video, which appears to be edited, showed up on LiveLeak.

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