The case of the Britt McHenry viral video has taken a newer, kinder turn after Advanced Towing Company issued a statement on the matter. As reported by the Inquisitr, it began with a leaked video of Britt going off on a tow truck company employee — a woman who has been identified in the below statement from the company as Gina — and mushroomed into social media calls for ESPN to fire McHenry. Others took Britt’s side, calling themselves #TeamBritt on Twitter.
The Inquisitr tried to contact Advanced Towing Company and was instructed to send any questions to the firm via email, and after doing so, received the following statement from the unidentified office manager at the company.
“To Whom It May Concern:
Parking enforcement is contentious by nature. At the same time, neither Gina, our lot clerk, nor our company, have any interest in seeing Britt McHenry suspended or terminated as a result of her comments. Ms. McHenry is our neighbor, and, as she said, to paraphrase, made remarks that were out of line. She is human and errors in judgement can be made in the heat of the moment.
Gina is a single mother of 3 children who works a difficult job to provide her family. Gina holds no ill will toward Ms. McHenry. As a small business, we saw no benefit to releasing the video, except to highlight personal attacks employees in jobs like towing, public parking enforcement and others sometimes encounter. The video was not licensed or sold to anyone.
Advanced Towing Co”
As reported by the Washington Post, the statement was issued after McHenry was suspended for one week for her now viral rant. It is unknown at this time what Britt’s career fate will be as a result of this run-in.
On the other hand, reports of Britt’s Twitter beef with a different woman, as reported by NJ.com, along with new articles about McHenry’s history of allegedly “being rude as hell,” as Deadspin put it, are now surfacing to combat the image that claims Britt was only rude once because she was frustrated with the towing company.
As for how the video of McHenry made it from the Advanced Towing Company surveillance system to a LiveLeak video and now all over the web, the company didn’t make that clear in their statement. They only stated that the video wasn’t licensed or sold to anyone, which could have been a missed opportunity for more income gains, because rumor has it that TMZ pays upwards of $250,000 for some videos. They only alluded to the fact that they released the video to show how much backlash certain towing company employees receive on a personal level.
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