It turns out we probably never would have even known that some sick loser had secretly taped Erin Andrews nude in her hotel room, if ESPN, the hot reporter's employer, hadn't sent a letter to an obscure website back in February.
ESPN demanded that DonChavez.com take down a fuzzy video of an unidentified blonde, which had gone largely unnoticed since it went up in February.
Last Thursday, NSFWPOA.com, which had linked to the Erin Andrews peep hole pictures, received a letter from ESPN counsel David Pahl demanding that the "photos of a young, blonde woman" be removed. Then people put two and two together.
It didn't take long for sites to identify the blonde in the hotel pictures, and for readers to search for Erin Andrews nude in droves. Her lawyer then confirmed it.
ESPN rep Chris LaPlaca refused to admit they outed their own employee, but said "Any action we have or will undertake is in concert with Erin and her team."
Erin Andrews is one of ESPN's most popular personalities.
While the personal responsible for the hotel pictures and video (believed to be shot at two hotels) remains unknown, Andrews' attorneys are hot on their trail.
Reports from the AP also reveal that ESPN has now banned any reporters from the New York Post, who are regular guests on ESPN shows, from appearing on any of its programming, after the newspaper printed photos taken from the video.
We have not run the peephole video or photos here, but that has not stopped other organizations, such as Fox News or CBS, from showing the blurry images.