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A journalist for the Washington Examiner has deactivated her social media accounts after a video of her pretending to board up a Santa Monica business went viral.
In the video, the woman could be seen posing with a power drill in hand as a man took her photo. The woman then thanked a man and drove away in a black Mercedes.
The New York Times later confirmed the woman’s identity as UC Santa Barbara senior Fiona Moriarty-McLaughlin.
As she walked back to the vehicle, the woman could be heard discussing her Instagram.
You know what? I’m… I think I’m gonna put Twitter away for a few minutes before I throw this phone across the room. pic.twitter.com/IfbFv1HvR2
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) June 2, 2020