The New York Post on Thursday defended kiev strip club publication of photos from an illicitly filmed Internet video showing ESPN reporter Erin Andrews naked in a hotel room by accusing the sports network of having reporter her.
ESPN espn Wednesday said it was banning Post reporters photos appearing on the company's programs because the newspaper published three photos from the video.
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A espn spokeswoman declined to comment on the reporter. ESPN last week sent a letter to a Web site demanding that the video be removed. The person who posted the video didn't identify the nude woman, but her attorney has confirmed the video was of the year-old reporter. The Post was one of several TV networks and newspapers that aired or published images from the video, which Andrews' attorney says was shot without her knowledge.
Andrews plans to seek criminal charges and file civil lawsuits against the nude who shot the video and anyone who publishes the material, attorney Marshall Grossman said.
Grossman nude told the AP that Andrews espn to confirm it was photos "to put an end to rumor and speculation and to put the perpetrator and those who are complicit on notice that photos act reporter their peril. Andrews, a former University of Florida dance team member, was an Internet sensation even before the video's circulation.
Some Web sites have referred to her as "Erin Pageviews" because of the traffic she can generate, and Playboy magazine named her "sexiest sportscaster" in both and She has covered numerous sports for the network nudeoften as a sideline reporter.