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ESPN reporter suspended after video shows her berating tow company employee

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Posted at 8:13 PM, Apr 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-17 06:47:17-04

WARNING: Video may contain graphic language. 

WASHINGTON — ESPN’s Britt McHenry has been suspended for a week after a video was leaked online that apparently shows her berating a tow company worker.

Editor’s note: The video contains vulgar language. Viewer discretion advised.

McHenry was eating dinner in Arlington, Va., on April 5, when her car was towed. McHenry tweeted about her car getting towed:

“Just got towed after eating dinner at an establishment in Arlington. How corrupt is Advanced Towing?”

The tweet has since been deleted.

In the leaked video, McHenry can apparently be heard telling the towing company worker, “I’m in the news, sweetheart.” She then unleashes a number of four-letter words at the worker.

McHenry goes on to say:

“Do you feel good about your job? So I can be a college dropout and do the same thing? Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh? I’m in television and you’re in a F$@# trailer, honey.”

McHenry eventually tells the attendant to, “Lose some weight, baby girl.”

The worker can also be heard threatening to release video of the altercation.

McHenry has apologized, calling the altercation an “intense and stressful moment:”