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Should Web Sites Show Video of ESPN Reporter Naked Taken Without Her Knowledge or Consent?

Jul 21, 2009  •  Post A Comment

In an article published on opposingviews.com, journalist ethics are debated about the surfacing on the Internet of video taken of ESPN reporter Erin Andews that show her nude.

The video was taken without her knowledge or consent while she was in a hotel room. It appears that the video was taken though a hole in a wall, the article says.

Where do Web sites whose bread and butter is the salcious side of celebrity draw the line about what they will and will not publish?

Says the article on opposingviews.com, "Web sites routinely run celebrity photos that can be argued as having invaded their privacy, such as shots of them sunbathing in their backyards, taken with a long telephoto lens.

"Perhaps [deciding to publish this material]  has much do with the what is legal and what is not, and if there is a threat of legal action. In this case, ESPN general counsel David Pahl sent [a] letter to at least one website."

—Chuck Ross

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