The local towing company whose employee was involved in an encounter with Britt McHenry that led to the ESPN reporter’s suspension said it doesn’t “have any interest” in seeing her fired because of her conduct.
Advanced Towing on Friday released a statement on the incident, saying McHenry “is our neighbor, and, as she said, to paraphrase, made remarks that were out of line.”
McHenry was suspended this week after a video from the incident at Advanced Towing went viral, and she has apologized on Twitter for her behavior. The video shows McHenry berating a clerk, who isn’t visible in the clip.
The statement from Advanced Towing is below.
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.