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ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry Berates A Towing Company Employee [Updates]

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Update (5:30 p.m.): Busted Coverage has more information from the towing company’s side.

[ LiveLeak | Busted Coverage]

H/t to Justin


Contact the author at samer@deadspin.com.

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