Erin Andrews is a class act — that’s the takeaway from her first special contributor segment for “Good Morning America.” Erin’s six-minute spot explored a subject she is all too familiar with: women being stalked. Michelle was stalked by an ex-boyfriend for two years whose craziness escalated from phone calls saying he missed her to threats to kill her. Sara was stalked after a disagreement with a family member who called her hundreds of times a week for a whole year before law enforcement got involved. And Dawn, like Erin, was stalked by a stranger who preyed on African-American women. Keep reading »
Quick, wash your hands! Elisabeth Hasselbeck‘s asshat-ery is contagious: Joanna Molloy, a gossip columnist for The New York Daily News, sounded a lot like Hasselbeck in a column yesterday when she accused Erin Andrews of “want[ing] it both ways” by working as an ESPN reporter and appearing on “Dancing with the Stars” in skimpy dance outfits. Does she want to be “eye candy” on the NFL sidelines or does she want to be a serious journalist like Christiane Amanpour, who Molloy tells us would never be caught dead dancing around a bed in a “lacy black number” like Andrews did on Monday night?
What Molloy is really saying about “want[ing] it both ways” is that Andrews wants to be a virgin/Peeping Tom victim and a body-baring whore who is just asking for attention. Keep reading »
Police have finally arrested the man who allegedly filmed nude videos of ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews through a peephole in a hotel room. He’s an insurance agent named Michael David Barrett, 47, from Westmont, Ill., who appears to have no direct connection to Andrews. Police have charged him with interstate stalking after allegedly taping videos of Andrews walking around hotel rooms naked, trying to sell the videos to TMZ, and then posting them online. Classy guy!
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When ESPN reporter Erin Andrews
learned in July some perverted peeping Tom had videotaped her naked
through a peephole in her hotel room, she did what any of us would do: she called her parents screaming. Andrews told Oprah Winfrey
about her ordeal on this afternoon’s show:
“Having to call my parents and they—they thought I was physically injured how bad I was screaming…I kept screaming [to my father], ‘I’m done. My career is over. I’m done. Get it off. Get it off the Internet. Get it off.’”
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A hot, naked, blonde woman caught on tape. A lot of straight men don’t need to hear anything more. Sold.
But what if we find out the video was filmed without the knowledge of the unwitting star? What if it’s a super creepy invasion of privacy?
Same reaction, apparently. Yeah, the grossest part of this whole Erin Andrews story—the pretty, blonde ESPN sports reporter who was recorded naked in her hotel room through a peephole—isn’t that some creep made a peeping Tom video. It’s how so many people, knowing Andrews didn’t consent to being filmed, still wanted to watch it.
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A few weeks ago, the name “Erin Andrews” meant nothing to those of us who couldn’t care less about ESPN. But after a nude video of the pretty, blonde sports reporter surfaced last week, Andrews is everywhere. Some creep recorded the video without her consent from a hotel room peephole and passed it around on the Internet.
Today, Radaronline.com is reporting a source told them another ESPN employee likely filmed the pervy vid. Radaronline.com also alleges that there are also seven videos of Andrews, all posted on a French website called Dailymotion.com. The user allegedly uploading the video calls himself or herself “Goblazers1″ and identifies himself as a 49-year-old American.
Depressing. We did some digging to find out all this deets on the pervy privacy violation of this ESPN star, who—sucks to be her—will never be known for just sports reporting again. Keep reading »
Poor Erin Andrews: some creep filmed the ESPN reporter — without her permission — naked in a hotel room and circulated the pervy vid on the Internet. The video, which has been pulled offline by many sites, may have been shot with a handheld camera because it allegedly moves back and forth across the room, following Andrews as she walks around. Ew.
Apparently investigators don’t even know which hotel Andrews stayed in at the time of the taping, which makes the likelihood of catching this peeping Tom close to zero. But even suckier is ABC’s claim that only 19 states have laws banning surreptitiously taping someone. [ABC News]
Reading comments on news articles about Andrews’ peeping Tom nightmare is not for the faint of heart. Some people are rating Andrews’ hotness, while others are complaining the video camera didn’t have a sharper focus. My favorite are the ones pointing out how Andrews once wore a low-cut dress in the locker room while reporting on a Cubs/Brewers game. Because that makes some creep videotaping her naked OK, obvi. Keep reading »
Salon’s Tracy Clark-Flory has a really interesting piece up this week: “Porn in a Flash.” It’s about “upskirting,” the unsuspecting women who star in it, and how there’s not always a lot the law can do to stop it. What’s upskirting? Basically, it’s an “up the skirt” photo or video, taken by a digital Peeping Tom, who shoots surreptitiously. Cellphones enabled the genre, and websites are dedicated to upskirt shots. For the women, it’s like starring in a soft-core shoot — without their knowledge. In the past, women turned to state “Peeping Tom laws,” but, in a unique twist, because the act takes place in public, women don’t have a “right to a reasonable expectation of privacy,” spawning “a frontier of rogue pornographers from all over the world.” Clark-Flory writes: “It’s such a craze in Japan that cellphone cameras now come with a shutter sound that alerts bystanders that a photo is being taken; in that country, even the iPhone 3G features an extra-loud anti-upskirt alarm.” While Britney helped popularized the upskirt phenomenon when she flashed her, um, Britney for the paps, for other women, upskirting is digital overexposure. [Salon] Keep reading »