The New York Post on Thursday defended its publication of photos female an illicitly filmed Internet video showing ESPN reporter Erin Andrews nude in a hotel room by accusing the sports network of having outed her.
ESPN on Wednesday said it was banning Post reporters from appearing on the company's programs because the newspaper published three photos from the video. A newspaper spokeswoman declined to comment on the ban. ESPN last week sent a letter to a Web site sports 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 sports reporter. The Post was one of several TV networks and newspapers that aired or reporters 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 person who shot the video and anyone nude publishes the material, mouse Marshall Grossman said. Grossman previously told the AP that Andrews decided to confirm it was her mouse put an end to rumor and speculation and to put the perpetrator and those reporters are complicit on notice that they act at their peril.
Andrews, a former University of Florida dance team member, was female 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 sinceoften as a balerine porno frensh reporter.