UPDATE: She's been suspended.
I've seen a lot of people rant at employees who don't earn enough in a month to deserve this kind of treatment, but this one is the worst I've ever seen. And listen to how she escalates with each passing moment.
A video has popped up on LiveLeak of a woman who appears to be ESPN reporter Britt McHenry dressing down a towing company employee, making fun of the woman’s features, and using the “do you know who I am?” argument.
It’s unclear what exactly made the woman who looks like McHenry so mad, but she is furious. At one point, she looks directly at the security camera. Some select quotes:
“I’m in the news sweetheart, I will fucking sue this place.”
“So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?”
“I’m on television and you’re in a fucking trailer, honey.”
“Lose some weight, baby girl.”
It has been confirmed to be McHenry, who was suspended by ESPN for a week for her behavior.
After her suspension was announced, McHenry apologized on Twitter for overreacting in a "stressful moment." It might be better if she apologized in person to the employee she ripped into like she was just there for McHenry's entertainment, don't you think?
By the way, that employee's name is Gina Michelle, and she had a response.
I have the entire transaction on video tape of Brittany McHenry. I have her insulting the dispatcher telling her to lose weight and belittling her for doing her job. As a woman in the public eye and posting on her Facebook page about negative words hurting others, is this appropriate? She parked her car and came back 2 hours after the establishment closed (meaning she was not a customer the whole time) and insulted another woman’s weight. Is THIS ok?
And when I post the video you’ll say I deserved to be called fat. Bottom line is she got towed. She should not have left her car unattended in a private lot to patronize another bar. Be angry or upset, you don’t insult someone’s looks because you think you’re above them.