In the August issue of Marie Claire, Erin Andrews opens up about the 2009 peephole video that captured naked images of her in her hotel room. While Andrews has been outspoken about the incident on Oprah and lobbied to Congress to pass tougher anti-stalking laws, she has remained relatively quiet about the psychological longterm effects the video had on her.
In the new issue Andrews confineds, “The perception right away was: She’s doing this as a sex tape. She’s doing this for publicity. News sites claimed they showed the video because it was ‘news.’ These news outlets were having so much fun with it. The New York Post put the images from the video up on the front page. The Early Show played clips on their show. Fox News showed stills. It was disgusting. My poor dad was watching this. He had to go on medication, he was so upset watching what was happening to his daughter.”
A spokesperson for Rebook shoes and finalist on Dancing With The Stars, the video made the fit Andrews stop working out, ” I stopped going to my gym for six or seven months because I was afraid of people seeing me working out. I had this mind-set of, ‘Oh, my gosh, everybody’s seen me naked and they’re going to think to themselves, She should be so embarrassed.’ “