There’s a new video going viral that purports to show ESPN reporter Britt McHenry going off on a tow lot attendant, criticizing the woman’s weight, level of education and even her teeth — and all of this after McHenry has been apparently warned by the woman that she will expose the surveillance video if need be.
“I’m in the news sweetheart; I will f****** sue this place.
I’ll play the video so be careful.”
Britt, if it is indeed the normally glamorous looking Britt shown in the above YouTube video, looks straight into the camera — but then continues with her rant, some of it under her breath as she digs around in her purse for money, donning a black North Face jacket.
“I wouldn’t work at a scumbag place like this.
Makes my skin crawl even being here.”
After the tow truck company worker tells McHenry the amount she needs to pay, Britt continues the insults, which grow worse.
“Yep, that’s all you care about is just taking people’s money. With no education, no skill set, just wanted to clarify that.”
At that point, the attacks become more personal and pointed to the woman, who isn’t seen on camera.
“Do you feel good about your job? So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing? Why? ‘Cause I have a brain and you don’t?”
Then the insults from Britt turn from dissing the woman’s job and education level to her appearance.
“Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh? Oh like yours ’cause they look so stunning. Cause I’m on television and you’re in a f****** trailer, honey.”
For her last pièce de résistance shown on the now viral video, Britt takes jabs at the woman’s weight.
“Lose some weight, baby girl.”
The possibility of that video really containing ESPN reporter Britt speaking so rudely to a tow lot employee, as reported by Deadspin, popped up on LiveLeak and has allegedly shown a much different side to what viewers assume is a sweet woman. To add further proof that is was likely McHenry in the now viral video, the ESPN reporter posted a tweet on Twitter on April 6, says Deadspin, and that tweet has now been deleted, but screenshots exist of the tweet.
Also, the Google cache of the Twitter exchange about the towing incident is still live. The exchange that happened prior to the tweet being deleted shows several Twitter folks engaging about the criminality of the towing company in question.
Arlington News @ARLnowDOTcom on April 5 @BrittMcHenry Where were you parked? What happened?
In the Hunan parking lot, where I ate dinner. On a Sunday night! 7:17 AM – 6 Apr 2015
That lot is totally criminal. @Autria_Godfrey got towed from that lot while we were AT Hunan!
I have had probs with them previously. Completely corrupt & immoral. Check your car for damage when you get it back
Hunan one? Sure you ate there? If you said “Had 4-36oz beers there & 3 Vegas Shots at hunan” – makes more sense.
Have witnessed the tow scout sitting in hunans parking lot & following patrons before getting them towed #Creepy
The fallout from the ESPN reporter meltdown by McHenry is being called a huge fumble, and one wonders what will happen to the 28-year-old’s job after the New Jersey-native has now been caught pulling the “prettier than thou” and “smarter than thou” card on a tow lot employee in Arlington, Virginia.
As for Britt, who has been called awfully familiar looking to the ranting woman in the video, she graduated from the Northwestern Medill School of Journalism and has been working for ESPN since 2014, as well as appearing as a reporter on SportsCenter and other sports-related shows.
There’s no telling what set McHenry off on her rant, but as reported by the Inquisitr, surveillance videos have a way of quickly going viral, such as when Hillary Clinton was spotted at Chipotle.
[Image via YouTube]