Lawyer: ESPN's Erin Andrews getting death threats

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April 5, 2010 6:31:53 AM PDT
An attorney for Erin Andrews says the ESPN reporter and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant has been getting death threats. Attorney Marshall Grossman said Friday that a media outlet had received at least a dozen e-mails threatening Andrews since September.

He says the e-mails were at first sexual but have grown increasingly violent, and the last few have threatened her with murder.

Grossman says the e-mails discuss the case of Michael David Barrett, who last month was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for stalking Andrews.

Grossman says the FBI has been notified and knows the sender's identity. A message left for an FBI spokeswoman was not immediately returned.

Andrews is not yet seeking a restraining order but has asked "Dancing with the Stars" to beef up its security.