A video of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry surfaced earlier today showing her berating an employee of a tow company. ESPN has now announced that effective immediately, McHenry has been suspended for one week.
According to a recent article from arlnow.com, which includes a tweet from McHenry that appears to be referencing to her being towed while at dinner, the same company that towed McHenry has towed a car with children inside, as well as towed food delivery vehicles off of private property.
@ARLnowDOTcom in the Hunan parking lot, where I ate dinner. On a Sunday night!
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) April 6, 2015
McHenry is just one in a long line of ESPN talent to be slapped with suspensions. Keith Olbermann was recently suspended for a week after calling Penn State’s annual pediatric cancer fundraiser “pitiful.” Stephen A. Smith was also suspended for a week after legitimizing domestic violence. Tony Kornheiser was suspended for two weeks after calling a coworker’s outfit “horrifying” on air. Rob Parker not only got suspended for 30 days for calling Robert Griffin III a “cornball brother,” but also did not get his contract renewed by ESPN when it came up for renewal. McHenry has offered an apology out on Twitter, stating that in a stressful moment she allowed the emotions to get the best of her and that she will learn from this mistake.
In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and (cont) http://t.co/Wx37XF2QtM
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) April 16, 2015
Breitbart reached out to ESPN for more information about their knowledge of the timing of the incident and is still awaiting comment.
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