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There are moments in everyone’s lives when they are not their best selves. Oftentimes this can happen when dealing with the bank, shopkeepers, the cable company and many more. However, most of the time when we are behaving like less than sane humans, we are not caught on tape in the act. Unfortunately for ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, after recently getting her car towed, a video has leaked featuring the reporter saying terrible things to a tow truck company worker. Check it out, below.
In the video, McHenry is attempting to deal with a tow truck company that has zero sympathy with her plight. She gets a little snotty with the woman running the company, who straight up tells her there is a camera taping the interaction. McHenry is so flummoxed that she doesn’t seem to care, going on a major rant about how those working at the tow truck company just want to take people’s money and actually have “no education” and “no skill set.” It’s not her finest moment, but then again, neither is that bun.
The video first showed up on Live Leak and was picked up by various outlets before going viral. ESPN eventually caught wind of its existence and was forced to review the matter, according to TMZ. Later in the day, ESPN decided to suspend Britt McHenry for one week following the video leak. This isn’t the first time that ESPN has slapped a news anchor on the wrist for bad behavior. The network has similarly suspended other anchors in the past, including Bill Simmons, who was recently suspended following an epic rant about NFL commissioner Roger Goodall.
McHenry later took to Twitter to publicly apologize for her actions.
In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things. 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.
Since there's a chance the video was edited by tow truck company employee or whoever leaked it, it's hard to know exactly how much of an apology the woman was owed. Regardless, there's no reason the reporter needed to apologize to the outraged people of the Internet. Hopefully everyone will get past this incident a-okay, at least after that suspension has ended.