Van Lathan Allegedly Put Hand Around Michael Babcock’s Throat Before He Was Fired From TMZ - MTO News

In the aftermath of Van Lathan's firing from breaking news outlet TMZ, it is being alleged that he placed his hands around his white coworker's throat before being let go.

Page Six reports that sources told them that Lathan had put his hand around Babcock's throat but didn't publish the claim without evidence. But on Tuesday, pictures emerged clearly confirming that Lathan had become physical with Babcock.

Several frames of the altercation were leaked but no actual footage, so one can only assume what is actually happening. We are not yet aware of who it was that leaked them.

The outlet reports that someone who's seen the tape claims that Lathan said something to the effect of, "I'm going to speak now," and Babcock replied with something to the effect of, "You're not telling me when I can talk and when I can't." 

We will wait on Van Lathan's side of the story.