A Florida news producer recently caught on video hurling the N-word at her neighbor, has been fired from her TV station.
Robin Cross was placed on leave from WSVN-Channel 7 after her neighbor’s son sent the station a letter and video of the incident, which Cross called her Black neighbor a “f**king N*gger.”
Cross, who has been in the news industry for 25 years, was told she is to write a statement to explain her actions.
Sources close to the situation say that Cross, 49, has been having an ongoing dispute with a neighbor since she moved in about four years ago. The problem arose from the fact that she kept parking in front of their home.
A fight over a parking spot
On Tuesday, things took a turn for the worse when the news anchor got into an argument with neighbor Robert Fenton. In a video that has since gone viral, Cross can be heard swearing at the man profusely.
“You don’t f*****g own the road,” Cross is heard in the footage recorded by Fenton after he came out to confront her.
‘Yes, I used the word f**king if you haven’t heard it before”’ she says, adding, “Except for your f**king son who’s dating a f**king n****r.”
“Finally, I said it out loud,” Cross says, walking away.
After the exchange, Fenton’s son, a lawyer, wrote to the news station manager where Cross works and demanded that she lose her job.
“Your employee reduced my girlfriend to nothing other than a slur based off of the color of her skin last night,” Avery Fenton wrote to SVN news director Tony Gonzalez.
According to Robert Fenton, Cross even started waving her press credentials at him but he doesn’t have that part on video.
“’She was using her press credentials as a weapon,” he said. “It’s saying look at who I am and how much power I have. I’m gonna get you.
“Obviously, she is very bigoted and there’s something wrong with her,” he said.