ESPN has reconsidered its decision to ban New York Post sports writers from its airwaves after the newspaper printed images from a videotape showing ESPN reporter Erin Andrews nude in a hotel room.
The network issued the ban last week after the Post published
images from the videotape on its front cover.
The Post was one of several newspapers and TV networks that
published or aired images from the video, which Andrews' attorney
says was shot without her knowledge. Andrews plans to seek criminal
charges and file civil lawsuits against the person who shot the
video and anyone who publishes the material, attorney Marshall
On Friday, ESPN spokesman Chris LaPlaca said the network
believes the writers had nothing to do with how Andrews was treated
and nothing would be gained by keeping them off the air.
"We just felt strongly that in this unique circumstance, we
were compelled to make our point known in the strongest possible
manner," ESPN said in a statement. "As a result, we believe our
perspective is widely understood and nothing is furthered by
continuing down our recent path."
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