Published On: Fri, Apr 17th, 2015

ESPN’s Britt McHenry suspended after cussing out Gina Michelle in viral video

A string of profanity filled insults aimed at a woman who works at a towing company were recorded by a surveillance camera and now has ESPN’s Britt McHenry out of work for a week.

After the video emerged of McHenry, 28, dishing out profane verbal abuse, ESPN announced she’ll be punished.

“Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week effectively immediately,” the media company said.

Video of the encounter, which reportedly took place earlier this month, spread quickly after it was published Thursday on LiveLeak.

In it, McHenry, who is based in Washington, D.C., vents her anger about her towed car at the counter clerk, who points out the surveillance camera.

McHenry says, among other things:

  • “I’m in the news sweetheart. I will ******* sue this place.”
  • “That’s why I have a degree and you don’t.”
  • “I wouldn’t work at a scumbag place like this. Makes my skin crawl even being here.”
  • “Do you feel good about your job? So, I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?”
  • “Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh?”

When the clerk suggests that McHenry’s hair could use a touch-up, she dismisses the idea by saying, “Cause I’m on television and you’re in a ******* trailer, honey.”

She then says, “Lose some weight, baby girl.”

Hours after the video was highlighted by Deadspin on Thursday, McHenry issued an apology:

“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.”

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