Colleen Campbell, a 28-year-old television reporter for PHL17, has been fired after she was caught on video unleashing a tirade against a Philadelphia police officer.
Campbell, 28, was filmed calling a Philly cop a ‘f***ing piece of s**t.’ She also tried to spit on another man after she was kicked out of Philadelphia’s Helium Comedy Club on Sunday night.
She also bragged in the video that she worked at a f***ing news station’, however, she soon was fired from her job at PHL17 after the footage emerged.
The video, which has been viewed almost 2 million times at the time of this writing, shows Campbell saying “Or what? Or what, mother f–ker? Lick my a–hole. How about that? F–king piece of s–t. That’s why nobody likes f–king police…idiots in this f–king town.”
via New York Post:
“When I came home, I called my producer to talk about why I was absent,” Campbell told Philadelphia Magazine. “I didn’t realize a video was out. I found out about it later because HR called me and said I was being terminated. They said there’s a video. I said, ‘What video?’”
New York-based comedian Wil Sylvince posted a 5-minute clip of a “very obnoxious” Campbell after she was kicked out of the club for “loud whispering” throughout the show.
She denied being disruptive to an officer, prompting a man who was accompanying her to thank the cop for his patience. The officer replied that he just wanted the pair to walk away.
Furthermore, Campbell claimed in a Facebook post that she only had one drink and suggested she might have been drugged. She has since deleted all of her social media accounts and claims to have been receiving “threats”.
Campbell says she wishes to apologize to the officer.