Wednesday, January 19, 2022

ESPN Suspends Reporter for Tow Lot Rant: ‘Lose Some Weight, Baby Girl’ (Watch)

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*ESPN told reporter Britt McHenry to have a seat – hours after a video surfaced of her cursing at and belittling a tow lot employee in Virginia.

“I’m in the news, sweetheart, I will f**king sue this place,” McHenry said on the video released by LiveLeak.

McHenry, formerly of DC’s ABC7, went on to make fun of the attendant’s appearance and education.

“That’s why I have a degree and you don’t,” she said. She then accused the attendant of having “no education” or  “skill set.”

“Do you feel good about your job?” McHenry asked the clerk. “So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing? Why, ’cause I have a brain and you don’t?”

Her parting words: “Lose some weight baby girl.”

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ESPN’s Britt McHenry with colleague Michael Wilbon

The confrontation took place after McHenry’s car was towed by Advanced Towing in Arlington, Virginia, on Apr. 6.

Watch below:

McHenry took to Twitter to apologize late Thursday.

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

Too little, too late. The one-week suspension goes into effect immediately, ESPN said.

TMZ Sports spoke with the manager of Advanced Towing who says … “It’s unfortunate that [our employee] had to withstand that.”

“It wasn’t [our employee’s fault] that Britt’s car was towed. It’s her own fault. She was in the wrong. That’s why she was towed.”

“Now people can see what really happened. Sometimes you have to own up to your own actions.”

As for the employee, the manager says — “She’s the kind of person we try to employ here. She handled this the right way. She kept her cool the whole time.”

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I wonder how y’all would react if your car got towed and you had to go through the inconvenience and expense of getting it back.

    • My car has been towed a couple of times and I never verbally attacked the clerks because of it.
      She should have not used a personal attack on a person, a human being, a living entity as a means of blowing off steam or outrage at some inconvenience, she should have addressed whatever issue was at hand.

      • There can never be a pleasant encounter with a tow company operator. It’s easily the most despicable profession, and way below the level of a used car sales man. My first encounter with them left a lasting impression. There was no obvious no parking sign, and I was gone for less than fifteen minutes, only to come back to find my car gone, with three other people facing the same predicament. Right about then, I saw a wrecker backing up in a discreet location, with the driver looking on, waiting for the next unsuspecting driver to park then leave his car unattended. And this continued all day long.
        Yes, after further scrutiny, there was a no parking sign. But the fact that so many drivers failed to notice it had to be by design. I still cannot get over how someone could make a living by preying on unsuspecting drivers in such a manner.

        I’m pretty sure that Britt McHenry experience was similar.
        They claim “She parked her car and came back 2 hours after the establishment closed (meaning she was not a customer the whole time).”

        Duh! The restaurant was closed, so how is she impeding anyone?

        “the locals claim that the towing company (Advanced Towing) is horrible and has a history of shady business practices.”

        Don’t they all.

    • I have yet to see an apology to the employee that she maliciously abused. Her apology is fake, she’s sorry that she is on video.

    • Yo…..”I” can “name that tune” with NO notes! I/”We” would prolly read it/say?……”We fkd up”! Or?….”I KNEW I shouldn’t have parked there”….GD!!!!! UNquote. Now….”now” that you have yet aNOTHER example of the fact that We “all” aren’t the “niggahs” you/your kind “THINKS/SAY” we are?, “Our” question to YO ass eeah?…..HTH do YOU “read it” differently”!?? Or?…..HTF is what YOU do, someone “else’s” fault!!!??? See?, & JUST as always!!!, yo ass have attempted to divert attention away from…..”the GUILT of yo kin/Klanfolk”. And so, we can only deduct?, that YO ass woukd’ve said the same shyt, “SHE” said or….worse. And so “We ALL” say?….FK you very much….bigot. Now….say something/backpedal that BS!!!!!! Again…FK you. Ps…..but see “that’s” that FOXNEWS bubble fkn yo “Jethro/voting against your best interest” stupid ass up!! Too ignorant to find out/know or except the facts, & too fkn wesk, insecure, in denial & racist to take responsibility for your present & FUture position in the world, & see, respect & except….reality. Hashtag? “Game over, bytch”. TITMFB!

    • “It’s the attendant’s fault”/you “reeeeead it differently” Really…..REally!!?? SMHATSMF! Oh I know whyyyyyyy!!! I forget….”EVERYbody” looks like “POTUS” to yo “3 x losin” ass! (I told you yo future is fuuuuuuukd uuuuuuuuup!!) Get ready….again, sum more, cz YO ass g’on be “SORE”!!! Wah wah wah waaaaaaah. “So sexy”! (Said in a whisper like “Jerome”!) Wink!/EADB!

    • Sidebar…..I notice something about yo racist bigot ass…..you only show up?, when you “think” you can “swing the pendulum in the opposite direction”. But when it’s abundantly clear that the guilty party is a member of your “Klan”? (wink!) say a “Robert Bates” type etc….?, YO BS artist, propoganda troll ass ain’t NOwhere to be found, b/c….. it’s against yo fkn “DNA” to simply admit ….the truth. And….you would THINK with such a “blatant defensive agenda of BS”, you would at least “preTEND to be able to reflect some objectivity”!, but alas & again….its against your fkn DNA to be fair, objective, intelligent or….honest. So again, & from ALL of “Us” (NON racist people of ANY ethnicity!!!) ….FK you AND your weak, “Neanderthal/FOS” kind, very much. And…STFU! (In advance) DaFOHWTBSB!

  2. “Cricket choir”.lThat’s eXACTLY WTF I thoughtt I’d hear from they busted BS bigot ass. Weakass BYTch! Sigh. I just luuuuuuuv shuttin that mfka down, really I doooooooo! Fk’em./Chuuuuuuuch!

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