ESPN reporter Britt McHenry recently insulted a towing company employee—and her remarks were caught in a video that’s now making the web rounds.
McHenry starts off by saying, “I’m in the news, sweetheart. I will f–king sue this place.” The employee warns her that she’s being videotaped, likely by a security camera, but McHenry continues: “I wouldn’t work at a scumbag place like this,” she mumbles. “It makes my skin crawl even being here.”
She goes on to criticize the employee’s looks and education. “Yep, that’s all you care about is just taking people’s money,” she says, “with no education, no skill set. Just wanted to clarify that.”
ESPN told EW in a statement that they “are aware of a recent exchange between Britt McHenry and a towing company employee.” “We are now reviewing the matter with her.” They later issued another statement announcing that she’s been suspended for one week, effective immediately.
McHenry herself wrote an apology on Twitter Thursday afternoon: “In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things,” she said. “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.” Watch the video below.
For more details on McHenry and the situation, head to Sports Illustrated.