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 »
“Clothes-Minded In Wisconsin” wrote “Dear Abby” about her neighbor’s 16-year-old son, who walks around the house completely nude in front of his family. “In the morning he gets up around 6:45. He walks into the kitchen and fixes a bowl of cereal. Then he stands at the counter, watching the morning sports shows while eating his breakfast in the nude. There is absolutely no evidence of arousal of any kind. When the bathroom becomes available, he goes in for a shower.”
Clothes-Minded is wondering whether it’s normal for a teenage boy to do this. What we’re wondering is how she seems to know his morning routine so well. Does she hide behind her white-lace kitchen curtains, watching the morning sports updates through binoculars and searching for signs of arousal in the house next door? Dear Abby, is it normal to spy on your neighbors so religiously? [Yahoo!]
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