ESPN Sportscaster and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Erin Andrews has been receiving death threats via e-mail to a media organization.

Marshall Grossman, Andrews’ lawyer, did not say where the e-mails were being sent to, but he is quoted on AP as saying the mails started out with a sexual tone and later became violent until eventually threatening to kill the 31-year-old.

The e-mails refer to the stalker Michael Barrett, who was sent to prison for two-and-a half-years for taking illegal video of the sportscaster through hotel room keyholes.

"He refers to Barrett in his e-mail in a way to make clear to us that situation had some influence," said Grossman.

According to AP, Grossman said that authorities know who the East Coast–based man is.

Andrews is refusing to quit the dance show, but has beefed up security for herself and her family, and extra security measures are being taken on DWTS.

Grossman confirmed the ESPN star would continue to live her life as normal.

"She's not the type to be easily threatened," he said. "She has every intention to meet her obligations."

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