Towing Employee Doesn't Want Britt McHenry Fired from ESPN over Insulting Rant
No hard feelings - that's the reaction from the tow-company worker who was mocked by ESPN reporter Britt McHenry.
McHenry said, "I'm on television and you're in a [expletive] trailer, honey. Lose some weight, baby girl."
The woman on the receiving end of McHenry's insulting rant was identified as Gina Michelle, a single mother with three youngsters.
The towing company she works for released a statement, saying, "Gina holds no ill will towards Ms. McHenry. Ms. McHenry is our neighbor, she is human and errors of judgement can be made in the heat of the moment."
McHenry lost it after her car was towed out of a restaurant parking lot in Arlington, Virginia, and she had to pay $135 to get it back.
McHenry added, "That's all you care about is just taking people's money. With no education, no skill set. Just want to clarify that."
ESPN suspended McHenry for a week and she has apologized.
Petitions are circulating online calling on ESPN to fire McHenry, but the towing company said in its statement: "Neither Gina nor our company have any interest in seeing Britt McHenry suspended or terminated. Parking enforcement is contentious by nature."
You can say that again - one YouTube video shows a tow-truck driver flooring it after being shot at as he tried to tow an SUV in Houston.
In another video, a car is about to be towed but its owner doesn't care.
There are even cable TV shows about tow truck confrontations, including South Beach Tow which is produced by Jennifer Lopez.
Now, McHenry's learned that its best to put the brakes on the tow-truck rage.