If ESPN reporter Erin Andrews had hoped that the worst exposure that the nude peephole video of her taken in a hotel room that was originally uploaded to NSFWpoa.com would have would finish when the only place you could find it was Google’s web caches, she will be disappointed to hear that the video file has now been uploaded to the BitTorrent file sharing network, the RapidShare and is embedded on a page on TheVideoBay Web site.
The Inquisitr will not link to the video in its various locations for obvious legal reasons. The torrented version of the file is advertised on PirateBay with the press release put out by Andrews’ lawyer on PRNewswire.
LOS ANGELES, July 17 /PRNewswire/ — With respect to recent Internet postings of Erin Andrews, she has authorized her attorney, Marshall B. Grossman of Bingham McCutchen LLP, to issue the following statement:
“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.”
It seems there will be no stopping the propagation of this video now, despite the threat of legal action by Andrews. ThePirateBay, on which the torrent file is linked, was acquired recently, in part due to legal issues.