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ESPN's Britt McHenry Suspended After Rant at Towing Firm

by Henry Austin /  / Updated  / Source: NBC News

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ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry after a video of a foul-mouthed rant went viral on Thursday.

"I'm in the news, sweetheart, I will f***ing sue this place," McHenry can be seen telling a worker at Advance Towing in Arlington, Virginia, after her car was impounded.

The 28-year-old also criticized the woman’s appearance telling her to “lose some weight, baby girl,” and asking, "Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh? Cause they look so stunning ... Cause I'm on television and you're in a f***ing trailer, honey."

Image: Britt McHenry on April 27, 2013
Britt McHenry attends a party on April 27, 2013.Erik Puotinen / Patrick McMullan Co. via Sipa file

The Washington, D.C.-based reporter also accused the attendant of being stupid in the clip posted to the LiveLeak website and can be seen asking: "So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?"

The video doesn't show what sparked the verbal onslaught.

ESPN confirmed Thursday had suspended McHenry for a week. The reporter also took to Twitter to apologize for the incident.

McHenry added: "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."

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