A 49-year-old South Florida news figure was terminated last week after using the n-word in a video in a dispute over street parking.
WSVN Channel 7 reports that 49-year-old Robin Cross was placed on leave when the neighbor’s son sent the station a letter and video of the incident.
The footage went viral.
“After conducting a thorough investigation, WSVN has terminated a 7 News producer who was caught on cellphone video using a racial slur,” station spokeswoman Lily Pardo said in a statement. “WSVN will not tolerate any kind of discriminatory language or behavior.”
Cross is a veteran of CBS affiliates in Miami and West Palm Beach, as well as news radio WIOD-610 AM.
In the video, Cross can be seen being confronted by Robert Fenton on Isle of Venice Drive in Fort Lauderdale after she parked her vehicle near his driveway.
The dispute reportedly has been going on for years, and when Fenton confronted Cross on Feb. 6, Cross told officials with the station that she “just lost it” after “years of bullying.”
This particular time, Fenton was filming the incident on his cellphone.
“You don’t f–king own the road,” Cross is heard telling Fenton. She then can be seen launching into a verbal attack.