Drunken rant, caught on video, costs Dallas prosecutor her job

After being fired, the lawyer held a presser in which she apologized for her language and said her feeling ‘uncomfortable’ during the ride home prompted her tirade against the Uber driver.

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There are two sides to every story—and then there’s the one on video.

Jody Warner, who worked as a prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, unloaded on an Uber driver she says made her feel uncomfortable on the way home from a bar.

When she refused to leave the car and told the driver that it would be his word against hers, driver Shaun Platt says he began recording the incident.

In the video, Warner calls Platt a “legitimate retard” and says when the police arrive they will “f*** him up.”

The Washington Post wrote:

Shaun Platt, the 26-year-old driver who showed up, told ABC News that the ride soured after Warner told him to quit using GPS to get her home and to follow her directions instead — then abruptly stopped giving them.

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