Warmington at it again, flips middle finger to journalistsTuesday, August 11, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Just days after Everald Warmington apologised for unleashing an expletive-laced tirade on a newspaper intern, his “boorish, vulgar and loutish” behaviour was again on display this morning.
This time, the man who has been described as a "serial media assaulter", flipped the bird to media workers and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters who were gathered outside the party’s Belmont Road headquarters in New Kingston.
While some members of Parliament waved and stopped to talk to the media as they arrived for a "crucial meeting", the neck-brace-wearing Warmington stepped out of his sport utility vehicle, raised his right hand and gave reporters and party supporters the middle finger as he walked into the meeting.
Warmington reportedly drove onto the compound giving the one-finger salute, but his window was up.
Observer photo editor Bryan Cummings said he called to the MP after he exited the vehicle and he again flashed the middle finger and held it for several strides.
“It wasn’t unexpected,” Cummings told OBSERVER ONLINE.
Last Friday, Warmington, the MP for South West St Catherine, was at his disgraceful best, reportedly assaulting and cussing out a newspaper intern who was at Belmont Road to cover the party’s caucus.
He later apologised for his behaviour, saying that he was not feeling well.
On Monday, the JLP noted "with regret", the incident involving Warmington.
In a news release Monday, the JLP also acknowledged Warmington's apology. Arising from the incident, the JLP said a meeting was convened on location between the relevant media entity and Warmington.
"The incident was discussed and Mr Warmington apologised for his actions, agreeing to have his apology taped and released to the public," the JLP release said. "He acknowledged his actions as inappropriate and indicated that he would be willing to meet and speak with the intern."
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