One television personality made major headlines after she berated an impound clerk while retrieving her towed car. The towing company has since spoken out, according to CBS News.
The Washington D.C.-based ESPN reporter Britt McHenry made nasty and demeaning comments on video to an impound clerk that made people all over the country question her character.
“Do you feel good about your job,” she asked on the video. “So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing? Why because I have a brain and you don’t?”
The full exchange caught on video can be seen on Liveleak.com, although be aware there are profanities.
McHenry took to Twitter in order to apologize for her actions.
She said, “In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things.”
ESPN suspended McHenry for a week after the incident leaked all over the country.
According to CBS News, on Friday, the towing company gave their spin on the encounter, issuing the following statement:
To Whom It May Concern:
Parking enforcement is contentious by nature. At the same time, neither Gina, our lot clerk, nor our company, have any interest in seeing Britt McHenry suspended or terminated as a result of her comments.
Ms. McHenry is our neighbor, and, as she said, to paraphrase, made remarks that were out of line. She is human and errors in judgement can be made in the heat of the moment.
Gina is a single mother of 3 children who works a difficult job to provide her family. Gina holds no ill will toward Ms. McHenry.
As a small regulated business, we saw no benefit to releasing the video, except to highlight personal attacks employees in jobs like towing, public parking enforcement and others sometimes encounter. The video was not licensed or sold to anyone.
Advanced Towing Co.