Was That Erin Andrews Video Taped Naked Through A Hotel Peephole?
Update: July 30, 2009 – Erin Andrews 911 Call (Full Audio)
Total Pro Sports – Anything and everything regarding the life of Erin Andrews seems to be making headlines these days. Whether she is taking balls off her chin, or scarfing down pulled-pork sandwiches, she seemingly can’t escape the public eye. Even when she is in the privacy of her own hotel room.
This story came to us from Deadspin, after they reported that the website NSFW POA had posted videos of what they claim to be “a hot naked blonde doing some ironing and curling her hair in her hotel room.” They also went on to state that the person who sent them the tip labeled it “Sexy and hot blonde sports celebrity shows us her all.”
Although it does not state Erin Andrews’ name anywhere, the lawyers at ESPN still took immidiate action. Deadspin posted the following letter, which was written by ESPN’s attorney David Pahl, to blog proprietor Doug Sheckler:
I am the General Counsel of ESPN, Inc. It has come to my attention that you have posted on your site pictures of a young, blonde woman at http://www.nsfwpoa.com/2009/07/hot-naked-blonde-who-looks-lot-like.html. These pictures were obviously taken through a peephole or otherwise in a fashion constituting a trespass/assault on the rights of the woman involved. Your continued posting of these pictures are highly likely to render you an accessory after the fact to a criminal act. We hereby demand that you (i) immediately remove these pictures from your site and (ii) disclose to us the source of the pictures. We intend to hold you fully responsible for further display of material that so obviously violates the law.
Please confirm by return e-mail that you intend to comply with these demands. In the absence of such confirmation we will assume you are an active and willing participant in these acts.
The post has since been removed, but the source remains in question. What is also still up in the air is the identity of the woman. Was it in fact Erin Andrews? While that has yet to be confirmed, you have to wonder why ESPN took such action against the vids. Maybe they should consider substituting the “Erin Andrews Butt Cam” with the “Erin Andrews Peep Hole Cam”
Update July 17 :
- Statement of Behalf of Erin Andrews
LOS ANGELES, July 17 /PRNewswire/ — With respect to recent Internet postings of Erin Andrews, she has authorized her attorney, Marshall B. Grossman of Bingham McCutchen LLP, to issue the following statement:
“While alone in the privacy of her hotel room, Erin Andrews was surreptitiously videotaped without her knowledge or consent. She was the victim of a crime and is taking action to protect herself and help ensure that others are not similarly violated in the future. Although the perpetrator or perpetrators of this criminal act have not yet been identified, when they are identified she intends to bring both civil and criminal charges against them and against anyone who has published the material. We request respect of Erin’s privacy at this time, while she and her representatives are working with the authorities.”
SOURCE Bingham McCutchen LLP – [PRNewsWire]
Update July 20 2009:
- What You Don’t Know Yet About The Naked Erin Andrews Hotel Videos
Some rare info you didn’t know about the Erin Andrews Hotel Video. Read more at our friends DonChavez.com
- Erin Andrews Peephole Video Leads To Malware
Virus writers and hackers are using the Erin Andrews peephole video as a lure to infect you with malware on your Mac or PC. Watch this video from Sophos to find out more.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]