Erin Andrews Video An Inside Job? Theory Gains Strength
Tape Of Erin Andrews May Have Been Made By ESPN Employee
Erin Andrews reports during Red Sox vs. Tampa
Erin Andrews of ESPN reports from the field as the Tampa Bay Rays host the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
The theory that ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was the victim of someone who knew her, possibly a fellow ESPN employee, continued to gain more credence on Friday.
A number of websites, as well as a report by CBS News, used sources to conclude that the infamous video was shot by someone who knew where she was.
"I would say it would probably have to be somebody who's close to her, just to get in the area of her," Patrick Malkmes told CBS News. Malkmes was identified in the report as a private investigator and CBS consultant.
The website RadarOnline, using sources, said the shooter of the video was "probably a fellow ESPN employee, since it's the network that books the hotels for employees traveling on assignment."
The same source told RadarOnline that ESPN is "freaking out" as the investigation continues into how this happened.
The video, lasting several minutes, was shot through a peephole and showed a nude Andrews inside her hotel room.
Meanwhile the New York Post furthered the story on Friday's editions by reporting that the website where the videos first appeared, Dailymotion, has not been contacted by police.
"We have not been contacted by authorities or heard from investigators," a spokesman for Dailymotion told The Post.
The Post and ESPN have been linked since the story took off this week. The New York tabloid published several photos from the video which causedthe Bristol-based company to ban the paper's reporters from any ESPN programs. The Post fired back Thursday saying ESPN was ultimately to blame for Andrews' embarrassment after the network confirmed she was the woman in the video.