ESPN reporter Britt McHenry appears to have made an epic fumble after a video surfaced of what looks to be the 28-year-old New Jersey native berating a tow lot attendant in Arlington, Virginia. The surveillance video, posted online by LiveLeak, appears to show McHenry firing off insults at a worker, according to Deadspin.
The footage stems from an incident that took place earlier this month. “I’m in the news, sweetheart, I will fu**ing sue this place,” McHenry says on the video. When the attendant, who is off screen, threatens to release the footage, McHenry replies to her, “That’s why I have a degree and you don’t. I wouldn’t work at some scumbag place like this. … Makes my skin crawl even being here.”
The ESPN reporter continued to insult the woman for working at a tow lot. “So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?” McHenry asks. “Maybe if I was missing some teeth they’d hire me, huh?”
She finishes with one final blow: “I’m on television and you’re in a fu**ing trailer, honey.”
McHenry hasn’t responded on Twitter to the video, but she did tweet about having her car towed on April 6. “Just got towed after eating dinner at an establishment in Arlington. How corrupt is Advanced Towing?” she tweeted, according to ARLnow.com. The tweet appears to have since been deleted.
McHenry joined ESPN in March 2014 and is based in Washington. She often reports from the dugout of the Washington Nationals baseball team, as well from the sidelines of the NFL’s Redskins. She previously worked at Fox Sports San Diego as a sideline reporter for the Padres.