But the ESPN sportscaster tells Oprah that she's ready to get back to work

By Michael Y. Park
Updated September 01, 2009 11:50 AM
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There’s been a clampdown on the secretly filmed video of ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews in the nude in a hotel room that was leaked in mid-June, but she says her ordeal has never ended, thanks to the continuing media coverage.

“You know, people have a story that they have to cover,” she tells Oprah Winfrey in what she calls her “first and last” interview on the subject. “But I just felt like I was continuing to be victimized. I did nothing wrong.”

Andrews, 31, recalls the first time she saw the video of herself changing her clothes without knowing that a camera was recording her every move.

“It’s been a nightmare,” she says on The Oprah Winfrey Show airing Friday, Sept. 11. “I opened up the computer [and] could feel my heart pounding.”

But the idea of getting back into her work is helping Andrews heal, she says. The sportscaster goes back on the air for ESPN this week.

“I’m excited to get back to work,” she says. “I feel like it’s really going to help me heal my wounds, [and I’m] ready to get on the field.”