The Erin Andrews peephole debacle has now turned into a feud between Andrews’ employer ESPN and The New York Post. After the Post published photos of from the illicit tape of Andrews (including one on it’s Tuesday page one, at left) the sports network banned the Post‘s reporters from any of its outlets.
Then today — perhaps in a defiance of ESPN’s ban — the Post‘s gossip column Page Six ran an item blaming the network for outing Andrews as the subject of the fuzzy peephole camera tape. According to Page Six, the video had been posted online since Feburary but “had gone largely unnoticed.”
“No one would have known that a sick voyeur had secretly videotaped ESPN reporter Erin Andrews nude in her hotel room, if the Mickey Mouse sports network hadn’t sent a letter to an obscure Web site demanding that it take down its link to a fuzzy video of an unidentified blonde,” the P6 item reads.
Could this be a declaration of war between ESPN and the Post?
Meanwhile, there is no word on whether ESPN will be similarly punishing other news organizations, like FOX News and CBS, that published or broadcast stills or parts of the video. Publicists at ESPN have not yet returned our request for comment.