Erin Andrews Peephole Viral Youtube Video Prompts Stern Warning from ESPN Lawyer
News that an Erin Andrews peephole video has hit the web is infinitely more provocative than the story that last surfaced about the attractive ESPN reporter (where she was hit in the chin by foul ball at a Dodgers-Mets game). But one can safely assume that
Erin Andrews Peephole Video Prompts Stern Warning from ESPN Lawyer
Erin Andrews would much prefer to get hit by a baseball than to have the Erin Andrews peephole video go viral. In fact, one can safely assume that Erin Andrews would prefer to do just about anything than have an Erin Andrews peephole video plastered all over the Web.
According to the Daily Contributor, the Erin Andrews peephole video was shot surreptitiously through a peephole in a hotel room (where she allegedly appears nude) and uploaded onto the Internet by NFSW.poa.com; as a result, ESPN's attorney is insisting that the Erin Andrews peephole video be taken down posthaste.
Erin Andrews' attorney points out that the Erin Andrews peephole video constitutes a trespass and an assault on Erin Andrews' rights and that if the video remains posted, those responsible are likely to be considered an "accessory after the fact to a criminal act."
It seems rather obvious why people (particularly men) would be interested in seeing an Erin Andrews peephole video (after all, she is easy on the eyes).
On the other hand, there is something a little sleazy (okay, a lot sleazy) about looking at nude pictures of someone when said pictures were acquired without the person's knowledge or consent.
This is what is commonly referred to as voyeurism. According to Wikipedia, in "clinical psychology voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other activity considered to be of a private nature."
The bottom line is that voyeurism is widely considered to be deviant behavior and, according to Wikipedia, video voyeurism is an offense in nine U.S. states (hence the above-noted warning of the illegality of the Erin Andrews peephole video by ESPN's lawyer).
Simply put, it's uncool to surreptitiously take pictures of or film someone when they are nude or otherwise engaged in "intimate behaviors."