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They Are Who We Thought They Were: Sex Sells in Erin Andrews Case

On Oct. 3, Michael David Barrett from the Chicago area appeared in court after the FBI arrested him for a series of illegal videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews that Barrett allegedly posted on the Internet and attempted to sell to TMZ.com.

The videos were filmed through a peephole in several hotels that Andrews stayed at, while on assignment for ESPN.

The videos, posted in February 2009, were made in July of 2008 and went unidentified until ESPN outed the video on DonChavez.com when ESPN counsel David Pahl sent a demand to remove the, "pictures of a young, blond woman".

The Internet is filled with sexual content, so ESPN's direct demand to an obscure site begs the question: Why would ESPN take interest in the privacy of a woman, on an obscure site, which ESPN refused to identify officially?

ESPN managed to recognize an unidentified woman on an obscure site as one of their own.  Sounds more lik...

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