Naked ESPN Vid May Have Been Inside Job

Network launches investigation to identify peeper
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2009 8:18 AM CDT
Erin Andrews arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles in this July 15, 2009, photo.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Nude video of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews—which hackers started using to spread viruses—was likely an inside job, a source tells Radar. ESPN employees are often booked at Hilton hotels when traveling for work, but the hotels Andrews was videotaped in have not been identified. ESPN is “freaking out, freaking!” over the possibility a fellow employee taped Andrews, the source adds.

A source from the French website where the videos were posted says the user uploading them identified himself as a 49-year-old American male. “Andrews has been grievously wronged here, our people and resources are in full support of her as she deals with this abhorrent act,” says an ESPN spokesperson. The network is launching an investigation to find the culprit.