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More Erin Andrews: FBI issues search warrant to Yahoo, Google

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    There might be a second naked woman ... .

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — FBI agents want Yahoo Inc. to turn over a video of a second naked woman they suspect was taken by an Illinois man already accused of secretly recording a nude ESPN reporter twice last year, authorities said Thursday.

    Search warrants were served Wednesday at the Northern California offices of tech giants Yahoo and Google Inc. seeking additional information about Michael Barrett, who has been charged with one count of interstate stalking in connection with the release of naked videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews.

    In an affidavit, FBI agents said they were looking for a 42-second video posted in June to Flickr.com. Flickr is owned by Yahoo.

    Additional information pertaining to Andrews was sought from Google. Both companies have 10 days to turn over records.

    Authorities believe the Flickr account belongs to Barrett, 48, of Westmont, Ill. The video, which appeared to be taken through a hotel room peephole, was viewed nearly 3,000 times before it was taken down.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Wesley Hsu confirmed the woman on the Flickr video was not Andrews but declined to elaborate. Prosecutors previously said Barrett had uploaded videos of other unsuspecting nude women to the Internet.

    Yahoo didn't have an immediate response. Google declined comment.

    Barrett is suspected of finding three hotels where Andrews was staying last year. He requested and rented an adjacent room, altered the peephole and shot videos, authorities said.

    Barrett is accused of uploading the videos to the Internet and trying to sell them to celebrity gossip site TMZ earlier this year.

    If convicted, Barrett could face up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000. He remained free on a $100,000 bond. His attorney, David Willingham, declined comment.
  2. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    If Yahoo rolls over for the Chinese, this guy is doomed.
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    In her room?

    Sweet Tebow, the internets would shut down.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    What are you talking about?

    Are you thinking the second nude woman was in Andrews' room too?
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Dreaming... :)
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Ah, OK, I couldn't see where you were getting that idea from the story.

    Not shocking this perv has other victims. I wonder if any of them are as famous as Andrews?
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, here's the link to the Linda Cohn video. http://www.youreadumbass.com
  8. Cameron Frye

    Cameron Frye Member

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