Hours after a video of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry ranting against a towing company employee went viral, the 28-year-old has 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," she wrote on Thursday afternoon.
But it might be too little too late, as the video has already spread like wildfire on social media.
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In the shocking clip [see above] that was posted on LiveLeak, McHenry can be seen hurling insults at a female employee. She says to the woman, "I wouldn't work at a scumbag place like this...makes my skin crawl even being here." The polite employee, Gina Michelle, replies by simply saying, "Well, let's get you out of here quickly." (McHenry had tweeted about her car being towed in Arlington, Va., but that tweet has since been deleted.)
Gina Michelle, the victim of Britt McHenry's verbal abuse. (Photo Credit: Facebook)
After slamming Michelle's position, she claims, "Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me huh?" You aren't able to hear what the employee says, but McHenry's response is jaw-dropping, as she continues on by saying, "Oh, like yours cause they look so stunning...cause I'm on television and you're in a f**king trailer honey."
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A still calm Michelle says, "have a nice night," but the reporter exits with one last piece of scathing advice..."lose some weight baby girl."
Well, as they say, "Karma is a bi**h" and it definitely came back to bite her as she has been suspended for one week effective immediately.