ESPN employees reportedly want Britt McHenry fired
ESPN announced on Thursday that Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week after a video of her berating a tow truck company employee went viral. Many have criticzed the network for essentially giving McHenry a slap on the wrist, and some of her coworkers apparently want her fired.
TMZ claims to have spoken with several ESPN employees — producers, production people and on-air talent — who feel McHenry’s verbal assault should have cost her more than what essentially equates to a one-week vacation. One high-level producer reportedly referred to McHenry as “the worst.”
One high level producer tells us, “She’s the worst. Hopefully she’ll be fired soon.”
Another person told us, “[What she did] reflects on all of us at ESPN. She will be fired soon. If not, I’ll be shocked.”
“She came off more than rude in that clip. It seems like she needs some humble pie,” says another ESPN staffer … “[ESPN] can find a million Britt McHenrys to replace her.”
One famous ESPN’er (who also didn’t want to be named) told us, “Put it like this, she’s replaceable.”
There are two sides to every story, and we can’t rule out the possibility that the tow truck cashier was equally rude to McHenry. The video was edited, after all.
That said, McHenry should have stopped insulting the woman the second she realized she was being recorded. McHenry has since apologized for the incident, but people are always going to associate her with the rant.