Sportscaster Erin Andrews is dealing with death threat emails sent to "The Dan Patrick Show" in recent days. The show had received other emails but the contents became threatening in March 2010.
Andrews' attorney was notified yesterday of the threats by DirectTV, the broadcaster of "The Dan Patrick Show."
Reports say that the threats were sent to “The Dan Patrick Show” during the last week of March (March 26,29 and 30) via email. The three emails were from a man in Newport News, Virginia.
TMZ is reporting that the initial email came September 16, 2009 but did not have violent threats until March 14, 2010.
According to Radar Online the FBI knows the person who has sent the emails and is handling the case.
Andrew's attorney issued the following statement for Ms. Andrews today obtained by Digital Journal:
"It is correct that within the past few days death threats have been made against Erin Andrews. As soon as we learned of them the FBI was notified. They are on the case. Erin and her family are protected. It is unfortunate that there are sick people who prey on the fears and threaten the well being of others. Erin is not alone among those who have to deal with such predators. Erin is looking forward to the future and will keep all of her commitments including her appearance on Dancing with the Stars. We ask that the privacy of Erin and her family be respected."
Andrews is currently on this season of "Dancing with the Stars." Additional security has been increased on the set of the show.