How Was ESPN Reporter Erin Andrews Filmed while Undressing?

How was ESPN reporter Erin Andrews filmed while undressing?

It has become one of the hottest search terms of the year — millions of people entering Erin Andrews name into web crawlers looking for a video that is shocking, disturbing, and downright wrong.

Erin Andrews was filmed in various states of undress, without her knowledge, in hotel rooms recently. The video, which appears to have been filmed in at least two different locations, is available on the web for viewing. However, you have to understand that this woman is going through hell — use the Golden Rule here, people, and don’t look for it.

One big question about the incident — how did someone manage to film her without her knowing in a private hotel room?

The clips of Andrews, who is 31 and a beautiful statuesque blonde, were posted online last last week and the web searches for the video have topped Google’s search trend list for four days running. Erin Andrews has developed quite a cult following since she began working at ESPN in 2004.

The video is made up of rather grainy images shot through what looks like a man made hole in the wall. In the video, Andrews is undressing and appearing nude in an unknown hotel room. Her behavior indicates that she is completely unaware that she is being filmed. Private investigators interviewed by sources all over the country all say the same thing — that the suspects responsible for the illegal taping worked closely with her — close enough to have access to her room.

Erin Andrews, for her part, has sworn to press criminal charges and sue the as yet anonymous peeping tom who posted the video of her (shot through a hotel room peephole of all things) on the Internet for anyone to view. Investigators go on to say that the mystery will eventually be solved. According to those same private investigators, the criminals left behind enough clues to get themselves busted.

Several clips of Erin Andrews, along with similar videos of other unsuspecting women, were posted on the web by someone using the screenname Goblazers1.

One sports analyst has already done Erin Andrews a small favor by digitally “tracing” the videos in question to fairly specific locations in Montgomery, Alabama and Buffalo, N.Y.. The friend of Andrews used available technology that can pinpoint where a video is shot using details from the video.

There’s nothing dirty or outlandish the thing’s Andrews is doing in the clips — she is brushing her hair, ironing her shirt and pants, looking at her body in the mirror — but the reason it has become so popular is that Erin Andrews is the lust object of so many Americans. You could say that Andrews’ illegal tape is the Pamela Anderson sex video of 2009.

It is a shame that so many people in our nation have spent this work week looking desperately around the Internet for the video. Multiple variations of “Erin Andrews peephole video” have popped up all over Google’s trends analysis.

One thing we can all take from this is that our privacy may not be so private. According to experts, very little technology is needed to pull something like this off — a hole as small as an eraser and a cheap camera is all that stands in the way of you and your privacy.

AskDeb.com will stay on top of the story and provide more details as they arrive.