Erin Andrews to Keep On Dancing Despite Death Threats

Erin Andrews to Keep On Dancing Despite Death Threats
Erin Andrews
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04/03/2010 AT 12:40 PM EDT

She'll have more security and the same resolve to push on.

Facing yet another scare, ESPN correspondent Erin Andrews has vowed to continue competing on Dancing With the Stars despite learning about emailed death threats.

"She's not the type to be easily threatened," her attorney Marshall Grossman says in a statement. "She has every intention to meet her obligations."

The emails, initially sexual in nature, started arriving at sport radio's The Dan Patrick Show last fall while Andrews was coping with a stalker, Michael David Barrett, who was later sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for posting nude video of her on the Internet after he filmed her through a hotel-door peephole.

The emails recently have become explicitly violent, threatening Andrews with murder. The FBI has been notified. Authorities believe they know the identity of the man sending the messages. He is believed to live on the East Coast.

"It is unfortunate that there are sick people who prey on the fears and threaten the well being of others," Grossman says.

Andrews has also asked ABC to increase security around the production of Dancing With the Stars and private security has been hired for herself and her family.

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