Britt McHenry : ESPN reporter suspended after tirade caught on video

Britt McHenry : ESPN reporter suspended after tirade caught on video

ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended by the network for a nasty and bizarre tirade against an attendant for a towing company.

The video was posted on Thursday morning and has already been viewed thousands of times.


McHenry had tweeted early Monday morning that her vehicle had been towed “after eating dinner at an establishment in Arlington. How corrupt is Advanced Towing,” according to The tweet was later deleted.

But her Twitter account still has a reply back to the site saying she was parked in a parking lot where she ate dinner.

In the video, McHenry makes fun of the female attendant and even threatens to sue the company.

“I’m in the news, sweetheart, I will [expletive] sue this place,” McHenry says at one point in the video. “That’s why I have a degree and you don’t. I wouldn’t work in a scumbag place like this […] it makes my skin crawl even being here.”

ESPN told WBTV that McHenry “has been suspended for one week effectively immediately.”

McHenry posted an apology on Twitter around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, about six hours after the video was made public.

“In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things,” McHenry tweeted. “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.”