Some of the best writing I've ever seen out of Deadspin...This had to have been hard to write, but what Erin Andrews is going through is the worst. You have to feel bad for her:
Erin Andrews And Guilt, Imagined And Otherwise - Emeritus - Deadspin
Wow. I'm glad someone gets it. There's alot of back and forth about the guy that taped it and how deep a hole he should be tossed into, but I feel awful for her. How does she go anywhere right now? How does she interview someone? I hope she's strong enough not to let it destroy her. No amount of money or sentencing can fix that.
TMZ is saying the videos were from 2 different hotel rooms, sounds like a crazy stalker.
When I said I hoped it wouldn't destroy her, the "her" I really meant is her career, her image. She's frequently surrounded by college students, many of whom have now seen her naked. That's going to be tough to face, at least the first few times.
It's well-established that I'm not the world's biggest Erin Andrews fan, but no woman deserves to go through what she is going through right now.
Or, maybe the event was contrived to boost her name recognition.
Yes, because if there's one thing I know, it's that the 18-34 year old male demographic that likes hot women and watching sports on ESPN had never heard of Erin Andrews before this scandal :jimlad:
Matt and Miller beat this topic to death between 5-6pm last night but made 2 good points:
1. Who is to say that there might be more to this video? For instance she spent nearly 2 weeks in Omaha for the college WS, quite possible if this is a room she spent multiple nights in there could be something more embarrassing than this...
2. Now would be a perfect time to get on the phone with the agent and make a career move. Apparently she was already rumored to be a possibility for the next Dancing With the Stars, now would be a good time to make that happen and use that to open some doors for other career opportunities so she won't have to hear it from a bunch of drunken idiots on the sidelines at college games this coming fall and winter.
M & M definitely beat this to death for me, too much time on it.
I pretty much skipped to the end of the thread - so perhaps I missed a bunch of explanations somewhere else.
I'm not going to go so far as to say that this was contrived - at least by Ms Andrews.
But there's just something about the video and the whole situation that seems "off". First, I have a hard time believing this was done through a door peephole. A couple times she seems really, really close to the camera. Not a place you oft find luggage or a person changing. Maybe you do.... I don't know.
If it's anything, it would seem to be a neighboring room. That just screams hotel employee involvement. Or some soft of contrived situation.
Second - if it is through the door, are we to understand that somebody sat outside the door, with a video camera, at just the time she is parading around in the buff? Either that is the luckiest SOB (in terms of timing) that I have ever heard of, or something else is up.
Edit - in the end, it wouldn't surprise me at all if it came out that some employee or crew member of ESPN was behind this. Someone who would know what room was hers, maybe have some insight into when she may be doing what and could time things. Who knows.
Regardless - terrible thing to happen. You've heard this before where employees have secret cameras in rooms and video tape people having sex and whatnot. Suppose from now on we'll be taping over the peep hole in any of our rooms. Not that anyone wants to see me, but still creepy.
From what I have read, these guys have put a number of videos out of random girls, just nobody famous untill this one... Anybody who has lived in the dorms knows how easy it is to reverse a peephole.
My guess, they put this in a room at the end of a long hallway. If it was the Hilton in Omaha then there are alot long walks to get to a room, it would be easy to have someone spotting for you... So the front desk purposely puts her in this room and sends his buddy to tape it...