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ESPN issues statement saying it was supportive of Erin Andrews

ESPN has issued a statement saying it was supportive of former sideline reporter Erin Andrews after a stalker secretly took nude videos of her and put them on the Internet in 2008.

"Developments in the case have been interpreted by some to mean that ESPN was unsupportive of Erin in the aftermath of her ordeal. Nothing could be further from the truth," ESPN said in the statement. "We have been and continue to be supportive of Erin."

Andrews testified in a civil trial on Monday and said ESPN told her to give an interview about the incident before returning on-air for college football. Andrews eventually decided to do an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Andrews has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the stalker, Michael David Barrett, and the owner and manager of a Marriott hotel in Nashville. She blamed the hotel after the stalker altered a room peephole, removed it and shot video of her while she stayed there to cover football for ESPN.

Barrett spent more than 2 1/2 years in federal prison after he admitted to renting hotel rooms next to Andrews three times and shooting nude videos of her in Nashville and Columbus, Ohio, and posting them on the Internet.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.