When FTVLive posted the story of former WPHL Reporter Colleen Campbell acting like a complete idiot outside a Philly comedy club, most people felt she got exactly what she deserved.
A ride to jail and fired from her job.
But, there is one person that is coming to Campbell's defense and this will not surprise you at all.
Former ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry.
Yes the same Britt McHenry that was caught on video berating a towing-company employee in suburban Washington, D.C. “I’m on television and you’re in a f—–g trailer, honey,” McHenry was head saying.
McHenry noted the shocking similarities to her own experience and Campbell's.
“This is just a post for my friends, but if you’re sharing the video of the Philadelphia reporter, take a second look at yourself,” McHenry posted Wednesday on Facebook. “I’ve been in a situation where a video was put out for the sole purpose of trying to ruin my career. In my case, the tape was edited and used as extortion for money.”
McHenry came under fire in April 2015 after footage surfaced of her viciously berating a tow lot employee. She was suspended from the network for one week. This is the first time McHenry has asserted that the video was edited.
The 31-year-old sports personality, who was one of the many casualties in ESPN’s latest round of layoffs, claimed the fallout from her experience resulted in “serious long-term health effects from cyber shaming and bullying.”
McHenry went on to express her displeasure with society, likening Campbell’s experience to her own.
“This woman was out of line, yes. But what does it say about our culture when we gleefully film, share and consume the take downs of someone’s successful life and career? No one is perfect. I’ve seen every one of my friends make mistakes, and I’ve made a ton of them. I hope nobody I care about has to go through that shame publicly,” McHenry wrote.
Campbell's attorney says that she has now been threaten because of the video.
Campbell, 28, was fired from her post at PHL 17, later alleging she had become a target of unwarranted sexual and violent threats following the video’s release.
“From the time the video was made public, Ms. Campbell has been the recipient of thousands of lewd and threatening phone calls, texts, messages, and emails ranging from angry, profane, and defamatory insults to deeply disturbing sexual and violent threats,” Campbell family spokesman, attorney Wayne Pollock, noted in a statement to The Post. “Ms. Campbell and her family are still sorting out the events of that night. Their highest priority is the health and well-being of Ms. Campbell.”
I'm sorry, but I'm not buying that she is the victim here. Listening and watching how she treated that Philly cop and others....she brought this on herself.
Maybe Campbell and McHenry can go off and find an island together and call it, "I'm on fucking TV Island."
H/T NY Post