Britt McHenry, the ESPN reporter who was caught on camera viciously berating a tow company employee, left her car overnight at a Chinese restaurant which resulted in the vehicle being towed.
McHenry spent the night out at the beer-hall style restaurant and left without her car, The New York Post reports. She called the restaurant the next day to pick up her car and found out that it had been towed. There’s a sign on the front door of the restaurant that advises customers not to leave their cars overnight.
While McHenry was in the process of picking up her vehicle, she got into a heated verbal battle with an Advanced Towing employee, which was all caught on the company’s security cameras.
A video which only shows her side of the argument surfaced online which led to a week-long suspension from ESPN for the blonde sportscaster.
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McHenry later apologized for her outbursts on Twitter.
In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and (cont) http://t.co/Wx37XF2QtM
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) April 16, 2015
The video has stirred up mixed opinions on what should happen to Britt McHenry at ESPN. On the one hand, there are people who think that her week-long suspension was just a slap on the wrist.
— ♔Maliheh♔ (@Maliheh_) April 18, 2015
— Jessica Geren (@JRGeren) April 17, 2015
MSN.com also reports that there are ESPN staffers who think that her punishment should be worse.
“She came off more than rude in that clip. It seems like she needs some humble pie,” said one ESPN employee “[ESPN] can find a million Britt McHenrys to replace her.”
On the other hand, there are those who are taking her side. New York Post columnist, Kyle Smith, chastised ESPN for suspending McHenry without learning her side of the story first. Here’s what Smith had to say.
“It sure is fun to see pretty, successful blondes taken down a notch. And to do so while expressing solidarity with the beleaguered working class? Perfect.
“Except ESPN is supposed to be a journalistic outfit. Maybe it should get both sides of the story before jumping to conclusions. Because there’s another side to this story — and it’s a lot more interesting than ‘pretty woman yells at maybe-not-so-pretty woman.'”
Apparently, Advanced Towing has a Better Business Bureau rating of F and several very negative Yelp reviews. This does not erase the fact that Britt McHenry left her car parked in a restaurant overnight and that it was towed for that reason.
(Photo via The New York Post)