Not always as it seems. ESPN reporter Britt McHenry received an alarming amount of criticism earlier this week when a video of her cursing out a parking attendant went viral. But now, a source close to the situation exclusively tells Us Weekly that the footage was purposely edited to make McHenry look like the only one at fault.
"The tape has been edited to make it look like Britt has gone on a one-way tirade as opposed to being in a two-way verbal spat with someone," the insider tells Us. "The towing company refuses to put out the tape," the source adds. "They were sitting on it for 10 days, which gave them time to edit it and omit things."
The damning security camera footage, which surfaced on April 16, shows McHenry verbally attacking a female attendant while trying to retrieve her car in Arlington, Va. During the heated berating, McHenry says "I'm in the news, sweetheart" and "I will f-king sue this place." The source, however, says that some of her words were taken out of context.
For one, the D.C. sports reporter really said "I'm in the news, I know that there are lawsuits against you." (The Advanced Towing Company LLC received an "F" rating from the Better Business Bureau.) She did not, according to the source, say it to brag about her job.
As previously reported, McHenry has since apologized for her actions via Twitter. She was also suspended from the network hours after the video's release.
In addition, the towing company released a statement, saying they don't want McHenry to be fired from her ESPN position over the incident. The source tells Us, however, that the company is only supporting McHenry "out of fear that the original unedited version will come to light."
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