Britt McHenry goes off on parking lot attendant (Video)
A video that shows ESPN’s Britt McHenry berating a parking lot attendant is circulating the internet, and it is not pretty.
McHenry apparently had some sort of disagreement with the woman behind the counter that set her off. Here are some of the nasty things the ESPN reporter said during the rant:
“I’m in the news, sweetheart. I will f—ing sue this place.”
“That’s why I have a degree and you don’t.”
“I wouldn’t work at a scumbag place like this. It makes my skin crawl even being here.”
“Yep, that’s all you care about is taking people’s money — with no education, no skill set. Just wanted to clarify that.”
“Do you feel good about your job? So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?”
“Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh? Oh like (your teeth)? They look so stunning. I’m on television and you’re in a f—ing trailer, honey. Lose some weight, baby girl.”
That was harsh. You would think McHenry would have stopped after the woman informed her that she was being recorded, but she didn’t seem to care. McHenry confirmed she was, in fact, the woman in the video by releasing a statement of apology on 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.”
As Deadspin noted, McHenry tweeted earlier this month about having her car towed while she was eating dinner at a restaurant. The original tweet has been deleted, but it was preserved here after she corresponded with a news station on Twitter about the incident.
@ARLnowDOTcom in the Hunan parking lot, where I ate dinner. On a Sunday night!
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) April 6, 2015
— Jummy ABC7 News (@JummyTV) April 6, 2015
Busted Coverage has some more details from the tow truck company cashier, who said McHenry’s rant stemmed from the April 6 incident after her car was towed from a parking lot in Virginia.
ESPN has been made aware of the video and said the company is reviewing the matter with McHenry.
Video via Busted Coverage