Britt McHenry Returns to Work, Tweets Another Apology For 'Hurtful Actions'
The ESPN reporter is back to work following her suspension
ESPN reporter Britt McHenry went back to work today following her week-long suspension after a video capturing her vicious tirade against a parking lot attendant went viral.
“Back to work. Excited to be covering Caps-Isles today,” McHenry tweeted on Saturday, referring to the Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders hockey game in Uniondale, New York. “Now that the suspension is over, I want to say again that I’m so sorry for my recent hurtful actions.”
In the video, McHenry is seen laying into the attendant after her car was towed. McHenry is heard making remarks like “Maybe if I was missing some teeth, they would hire me, huh?” and telling the attendant to “Lose some weight, baby girl.”
“My remarks were completely out of line. Under no circumstances is it ever acceptable to speak to another human being in the manner in which I chose that night,” McHenry continued. “That’s not who I am as a person and hope those who only know me from this incident will give me a second chance to prove to you how much I value integrity, character and treating people with respect.”
McHenry also used the social media website to initially apologize for her actions after the video exploded on the Internet. On April 16, she wrote, “In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things.”
ESPN senior coordinating producer Seth Markman told Sports Illustrated on Thursday that McHenry would continue her role as a reporter at NFL games on most weekends.