Look, no one likes getting towed. It’s maddening, the fine feels extortionate, it’s an ordeal that does not call upon most people’s better angels. That said: ESPN reporter Britt McHenry doesn’t like getting towed more than you don’t like getting towed.
How much does McHenry not like it? Here’s security cam footage from her interaction with an employee while trying to get her towed car out of the impound lot.
Things got a tad personal for McHenry there. Here’s a quick recap of McHenry’s shock and awe verbal assault via HuffPo:
“I’m in the news, sweetheart.”
“I will fucking sue this place.”
“That’s why I have a degree and you don’t.”
“I wouldn’t work in a scumbag place like this.”
“Makes my skin crawl even being here.”
“Yep, that’s all you care about is just taking people’s money. With no education, no skill set, just wanted to clarify that.” “Do you feel good about your job?
“So I can be a college dropout and do the same thing?”
“Why? Because I have a brain? And you don’t?”
“Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh?”
“‘Cause they [the employee’s teeth] look so stunning … ‘Cause I’m on television and you’re in a fucking trailer, honey.”
“Lose some weight, baby girl.”
After the video went public, McHenry will still be apparently be on television, but not this week.
Update from ESPN: Britt McHenry has been suspended for 1 week effectively immediately.— Josh Krulewitz (@jksports) April 16, 2015
Oh, and she’s sorry.