Well, the world of giant flabby douche bags grew by at least one this weekend. This yet-to-be-named piece of shit found it necessary to violate ESPN sideline reporter/my soul mate Erin Andrews by video taping her in the privacy of her hotel room. Erin Andrews is gorgeous (duh), but the best thing about her is the fact that she is cool as hell. EA loves the sports blogs and we love her. Plus she knows herself some sports! We here at Thunder Treats call that the perfect package. EA has taken legal action threatening a lawsuit against the maker. She has authorized her attorney, Marshall B. Grossman of Bingham McCutchen LLP, to issue the following statement regarding these events:
“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.”
ESPN has shown that they also have EA’s back and have issued a statement as well:
“Erin has been grievously wronged here. Our people and resources are in full support of her as she deals with this abhorrent act.”
Obviously, EA is the last person we want to see hurt by someone else’s idiotic actions, but we think EA will come out on top of this one. I have not seen this video, but have heard that EA has nothing to be ashamed of. Following Awful Announcing, we will not be linking to the video. I encourage all bloggers and commenters to do the same. We got your back too, Erin.
**UPDATE** MSNBC is reporting that numerous websites claiming to have the Erin Andrews footage actually providing malicious malware and viruses. Click here for the full article.