Wednesday, December 7, 2011
ESPN is not paying Erin Andrews enough money. (Erin Andrews)
No matter how you look at it, that headline is true. Either Erin Andrews needs money, or ESPN needs to pay her more money for constantly finding ways to publicize how "hot" (quotes intended) she is while simultaneously insisting that she's in no way trading on her alleged hotness.
Put another way: Filing a lawsuit that reminds people that once there were naked pictures of you all over the internet is good for business, no matter how you look at it, and that's what Erin Andrews did this week: filed a $10,000,000 lawsuit against the hotel where she was filmed naked through a peephole. Andrews wants $6,000,000 from the hotel and $4,000,000 from the guy who actually filmed her, which would be an interesting way of splitting up the responsibility, except let's face it: Peephole Pete isn't likely to ever have two nickels to rub together, let alone $4,000,000.
What's unexplained is why Andrews is seeking more money now than when she initially filed this suit a little over a year ago: Back in 2010, Andrews filed the same suit (later withdrawn for technical reasons) but demanded only $1,200,000 at the time.
Also unexplained: Why Andrews' high profile attorneys can't spell "Negligent" -- Count II of the Complaint alleges that it covers "Neglient Infliction of Emotional Distress." That's not the way to score a date with Erin, young associates who never get out of the back room.
Not that she'd date you, anyway, nerdy junior lawyer. Erin Andrews, who would be all right being filmed if she was paid for it, doesn't like "total dorks".
Here's Erin Andrews being embarrassed by how revealing her pictures are to the world: