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ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry after a video was posted online showing her verbally attacking a parking lot attendant.

ESPN PR executives Mike Soltys and Jos Krulewitz just tweeted





McHenry apologized earlier today for her “regrettable” comments.



She wrote in a statement posted on TwitLonger:  “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.”

In the video, McHenry threatened to sue the parking lot and made nasty remarks to a parking lot attendant. “I’m in the news sweetheart, I will f**king sue this place,” she said.

The attendant, who wasn’t on camera, told her she would “play the video.”

Other comments by McHenry:

  • “I have a degree and you don’t.”
  • “I wouldn’t work at a scumbag place like this.”
  • “Makes my skin crawl even being here.”
  • “That’s all you care about is just taking people’s money.”
  • “With no education, no skill set”
  • “Do you feel good about your job?”
  • “I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?”
  • “I have a brain and you don’t.”
  • “Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me.”
  • “Oh yours? Cause they look so stunning.” (Criticizing the attendant’s teeth)
  • “I’m on television and you’re in a f**king trailer, honey.”
  • “Lose some weight, baby girl.”

The video of McHenry was posted to website LiveLeak today, Mediaite reported.

Watch it below.

ESPN pointed iMediaEthics to its tweeted comments and McHenry’s apology.

iMediaEthics has asked McHenry for comment via Twitter.

UPDATED: 4/16/2015: 4:28 PM EST With more information

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