Erin Andrews peephole video searches ruled the Internet last summer. But the Erin Andrews peephole, and pictures and video of it, appeared to have had its 15 minutes of fame. Yet the scandal is now making a comeback, since someone else has gone and leaked the material. The ESPN sideline reporter was severely hurt when the original clips and pictures were posted online. Nevertheless, the Erin Andrews peephole video is back on the Internet scandal sheets.
This time, the culprit is a website called “The Dirty” which reposted nude pictures of Andrews days ago. Last summer, nude pictures and clips of her were all the rage online, after someone filmed her naked in a hotel. The culprit is currently in prison, and the website that reposted his work is facing legal action.
The Erin Andrews peephole video itself wasn’t reposted, but The Dirty put up pictures from the clips anyway. Once the word got out, she had her lawyers send a cease-and-desist letter to The Dirty editors, requesting that the stills get taken down.
Instead of giving in, site owner Hooman Karamaian – a.k.a. Nik Richie – put the photos up on The Dirty again. In addition, he put up a message for Andrews, which ended with “Welcome back to reality….your fault.”
It is unclear if Karamaian meant it was her fault for the pictures getting put up again, after her lawsuit threats. If he meant that the original Erin Andrews peephole video and photos were her fault, then that is another line crossed altogether.
Last summer’s scandal made Andrews an Internet sensation for the wrong reasons, as searches for the nude images dominated search engines. It didn’t matter that the video was illegal, and that its maker got arrested and imprisoned for violating her privacy.
Eventually, the hoopla died down, as she returned to work on ESPN and competed on Dancing With the Stars. But now, The Dirty has made the Erin Andrews peephole scandal come alive again, as the video and pictures are hot topics once more.
Those who missed seeing the photos last summer got another chance this week, without the threat of downloading a virus. Yet according to FOX Sports, The Dirty finally gave in to the pressure, as the pictures were not on the site late last night.
Even if the photos are gone, reposting anything from the Erin Andrews peephole material is grounds for a lawsuit. According to Forbes, The Dirty has already been sued many times before, and had to pay $1.5 million to a Texas woman for invasion of privacy, when he made fun of her having herpes.
During that ordeal, Karamaian bragged that he would make the woman “the face of herpes.” Given his track record, and his most recent actions, him taking down the peephole video stills isn’t the end of this ordeal.
FOX Sports- “Website re-posts Erin Andrews nude pics”
Forbes- “The Dirty Refuses To Give Erin Andrews Her Privacy”