Britt McHenry's tow truck clerk comments fuel even meaner responses

Apr 17, 2015 at 9:08 a.m. ET
Image: Britt McHenry / Instagram

These people are really teaching Britt McHenry a lesson.

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The ESPN reporter was suspended by the network for a week after a video was leaked online showing her berating an employee at a tow yard. Even after she is told she's on camera, McHenry continues her rant. See the full video below (warning: NSFW language).


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McHenry starts off by telling the worker, "I'm in the news, sweetheart. I will f***ing sue this place."

She goes on to insult everything she can about the employee, including her place of employment, saying, "I wouldn't work in a scumbag place like this. It makes my skin crawl even being here."

Then she tells the worker she has "no education, no skill set," and asks the tow yard worker, "Do you feel good about your job?"

She continues, "So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing? Why, cause I have a brain, and you don't? Maybe if I was missing some teeth, they would hire me, huh?"

Just before she turns to walk out, McHenry says, "Lose some weight, baby girl."

There's no denying McHenry said some terrible things, and she deserves her suspension. She has since apologized for the incident on Twitter, writing, "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."

The video of McHenry berating the employee went viral, and the reporter is facing some hate of her own. Ironically, a lot of Twitter users seem to think the best way to express that berating people isn't OK is by berating McHenry.




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What do you think of the video? Do you think a one-week suspension from ESPN is enough punishment? Sound off in the comments below.