Erin Andrews and The Naked Truth: An Unauthorized Work
In this compelling, controversial and completely unauthorized work, author Jessica Meyers asks the tough questions and makes the bold statements about sportscasting icon Erin Andrews that others are still too timid to pose. More
She is, without question, one of the most instantly recognizable and most respected sportscasters of the modern broadcast age. From her time on ESPN to her memorable run on Fox Sports, Erin Andrews has earned a stellar reputation for conducting smart, concise and insightful interviews that not only put her on the map but also raised the bar for fellow sportscasters -- both male and female.
But in 2008, something happened -- something tragic, criminal, and life changing -- that would forever impact the trajectory of Erin's life and career.
That year, Michael David Barrett, a then-46 year old stalker who had been trailing Andrews in her travels, secretly recorded Andrews fully naked in her hotel room by rigging the peepholes of an adjoining room with cameras at the Nashville Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Radisson Airport Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The following year, one of Barrett's recordings hit the web, going viral in the blink of the eye, and landing Andrews in the center of a media firestorm the likes of which is rare even in today's modern age of perpetually present paparazzi.
For Andrews, despite the passage of 7 years, the moment that the world first beheld the leaked video of her undressing in the privacy of her own hotel room, remains a painful memory as fresh as it was when the phone call first came.
But with her stalker brought to justice, and a jury awarding Andrews a staggering $55 million in damages, has the time come for Erin Andrews to finally put this matter behind her?
In this compelling, controversial and completely unauthorized work, author Jessica Meyers asks the tough questions and makes the bold statements others are too timid to pose. According to Meyers, it isn't difficult to see how the longer Andrews remains affiliated with attempts to play up her victim status in an effort to exact more justice, the harder it may be for some to still see the female sportscasting icon as the legitimate inspiration, role model, and pillar of strength that she truly is.
A must read feature-length piece for fans of Erin Andrews and anyone riveted by the personal and professional complexities that arise in the age of celebrity in a digital world.
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