It’s never a good idea to throw your status in life, your looks or education in someone else’s face. Just ask ESPN sideline reporter Britt McHenry, who is paying the price for berating the female employee of a tow lot in Arlington, Va.
Among the ugly insults that McHenry hurled and were, unfortunately for her, caught on videotape:
“I’m in the news, sweetheart, I will (freaking) sue this place.”
“That’s why I have a degree and you don’t. I wouldn’t work in a scumbag place like this.”
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“That's all you care about is taking people's money … with no education, no skill set. Just wanted to clarify that.”
“I'm on television and you're in a (freaking) trailer, honey.”
“Lose some weight, baby girl.”
The incident happened a few days ago after Advanced Towing yanked McHenry’s car from the Arlington parking lot of a Chinese restaurant where she was dining.
The company had been in the news earlier this month after one of its drivers hooked up a car at a CVS parking lot to tow it, not realizing there were children inside, reports The Arlington News.
After the story broke, other people lodged complaints about the company’s towing practices.
In McHenry’s case, BustedCoverage.com posted leaked video surveillance of her going off on a cashier at the tow lot.
Warning: The language gets explicit.
On Thursday, ESPN suspended McHenry for one week and the reporter issued a public apology on Twitter.