‘Dancing’ star Andrews receives death threats

LOS ANGELES — First she was secretly videotaped in the nude. Now she’s receiving death threats. At least a dozen e-mails had been sent to a media outlet threatening ESPN reporter and “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Erin Andrews since September, her attorney Marshall Grossman said.

The messages discuss the case of Michael David Barrett, who was sentenced last month to 2 years in federal prison for secretly shooting nude videos of Andrews, her attorney Marshall Grossman said.

“He refers to Barrett in his e-mail in a way to make clear to us that situation had some influence,” Grossman said, but added that the man appeared to have no ties to Barrett.

The e-mails were at first sexual, but the most recent were explicitly violent and “threatened Erin with murder,” Grossman said. They also had details about location and method.

The FBI has been notified, Grossman said. He said the man’s identity is known to law enforcement and he is believed to live on the East Coast.

Andrews is not yet seeking a restraining order but has asked ABC to beef up its security on “Dancing with the Stars,” Grossman said.

Private security also has been hired to protect Andrews and her family.

Andrews has no plans to quit the show.

“She’s not the type to be easily threatened,” Grossman said. “She has every intention to meet her obligations.”

Badu cited for video shoot

DALLAS — Neosoul singer Erykah Badu faces a disorderly conduct charge for her nude music video shoot in downtown Dallas’ Dealey Plaza, officials announced Friday.

Badu, a Dallas native, performed a walking striptease in front of tourists and pedestrians during the March 13 shoot for her “Window Seat” music video. The performance ended with a nude Badu acting out receiving a fatal gunshot to the head at the spot where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Sgt. Warren Mitchell said Friday the decision to cite Badu for disorderly conduct — a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500 — came after a witness offered a sworn statement to police Thursday.

Mitchell said the department has had “people calling from all across the country to express their concern.”

Carla Sims, a spokeswoman for Badu, had no immediate comment Friday.