Krulewitz said the network has decided not to cover the issue as a news story, "particularly since it has no bearing on her role as an on-air reporter.
A phone call to a listing for Andrews in Georgia went unanswered. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it was not involved in any investigation of the video.
He said she decided to confirm it "to put an end to rumour and speculation and to put the perpetrator and those who are complicit on notice that they act at their peril. Paul Vance, a department spokesman.
The blurry five-minute video shows Andrews standing in front of a hotel room mirror. Krulewitz, the ESPN spokesman, said the network has decided not to cover the issue as a news story, "particularly since it has no bearing on her role as an on-air reporter.
ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was secretly videotaped in the nude while she was alone in a hotel room and the video was posted on the Internet, her lawyer said. He said a search for the name of the user who purportedly ed the video showed the person had opened an in February but had since closed it.
Grossman responded to an e-mail question about whether he plans to go after those outlets by reiterating his statement that Andrews plans to seek civil charges against "anyone who has published the material. Andrews has covered hockey, college football, college basketball and Major League Baseball for the network sinceoften as a sideline reporter.
A former dance team member at the University of Florida, Andrews was something of an Internet sensation even before the video's circulation. It's unknown when or where it was shot. Illegal videos often are posted to multiple sites such as YouTube and Dailymotion, which remove them as soon as they are found. Graham Cluley, who writes a blog for the anti-virus software maker Sophos, wrote that several links purporting to send internet users to the Andrews video actually sent them to sites with malicious software and computer viruses.
She has been referred to as "Erin views" because of the traffic that video clips and photos of her generate, and Playboy magazine named her "sexiest sportscaster" in and It was not clear when the video first appeared on the Internet; most of the links to it had been removed by Tuesday. Sports ESPN reporter secretly videotaped nude in hotel ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was secretly videotaped in the nude while she was alone in a hotel room and the video was posted on the Internet, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Ephraim Cohen, a spokesman for the video portal Dailymotion, could not confirm the video had actually appeared on his company's site but said it might have been there months ago. Andrews plans to seek criminal charges and file civil lawsuits against the person who shot the video and anyone who publishes the material, Grossman said.
Andrews's lawyer, Marshall Grossman, confirmed Tuesday that the video posted on the Internet shows the year-old reporter. Our people and resources are in full support of her as she deals with this abhorrent act. The videos also often circulate on peer-to-peer or file-sharing sites, much like illegal music downlo.
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Social Sharing. Vance said investigations into internet crimes often begin in the victim's home state or wherever the video was shot, if that can be determined.
He said some of the hackers actually include a portion of the video on their sites, apparently hoping that the malware gets passed along as users share the link with friends. In Connecticut, it is considered a felony and can result in a prison sentence of up to five years, Vance said.