NEW YORK (WPIX)—ESPN reporter Erin Andrews has been getting death threats according to her attorney. Attorney Marshall Grossman said that a media outlet which he did not name received at least a dozen e-mails since September threatening Andrews. The e-mails were at first sexual in nature, but the most recent ones turn a violent turn. According to Grossman the e-mails "threatened Erin with murder".
The messages discuss the case of Michael David Barrett who was sentenced last month to two and a half years in federal prison for secretly shooting nude videos of the ESPN reporter.
The FBI has been notified, Grossman said. He said the man's identity is known to law enforcement and is believed to live on the East Coast. An e-mail Andrews is not yet seeking a restraining order but has asked ABC to beef up its security on "Dancing with the Stars," Grossman said. Private security also has been hired to protect Andrews and her family.
Andrews who is currently on "Dancing with the Stars" has no plans of quitting the show.