One who normally breaks the news became the news on Thursday. And it was far from a feel-good story.
ESPN reporter Britt McHenry absolutely went off on a parking lot attendant in a video making its way around social media.
McHenry had her car towed on April 5 in Arlington, Virginia, while eating dinner and took to Twitter to express her displeasure. Those tweets have since been deleted, but you can see them in the previously-linked story.
The video is from McHenry’s trip to get her car back from the garage.
McHenry is visibly upset and lashes out at the attendant using profanity and a number of put downs, including:
‘Cause I have a brain, and you don’t?
and, as she was leaving:
Lose some weight, baby girl.
Check it out below, but be warned, there is graphic language in the clip:
Wow. That was pretty relentless.
For her actions, ESPN suspended McHenry for one week. Though, according to a TMA Sports story, many of her co-workers believe the punishment was not severe enough, with some allegedly calling for her firing.
Just a few hours after the video broke, McHenry tweeted an apology:
The tow company, Advanced Towing based in Arlington, Virginia, accepted McHenry’s apology and said she should be able to keep her job with ESPN.