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Chris 'Birdman' Andersen

I'm the REAL Victim

in Extortion Plot

5/11/2012 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NBA star Chris Andersen -- aka The Birdman -- claims he's NOT guilty of any Internet crime involving children ... claiming he's the victim in an extortion plot involving a 21-year-old woman.

After authorities in Colorado searched the Denver Nuggets player's home and seized property, Andersen's lawyer released a statement ... insisting he was set up by a scorned woman.

Andersen's lawyer explains, "A female fan in 2010 mailed Mr. Andersen multiple letters and included several photos in which she was scantily clad."

"Chris and this woman communicated with each other and in 2011, this woman, who represented herself as 21 years of age, flew to Colorado, showing her required identification. After leaving Colorado, she became upset at his lack of interest. In 2012, she threatened to retaliate if he did not provide financial remuneration. "

Andersen's lawyer claims someone purporting to be the woman's mother followed up with an email that read "I want him to pay for everything on her Amazon wish list, 5K for her bedding stuff and her Victoria's Secret wish list."

The statement continues, "The media has been speculating that he's a suspect and not a victim in a criminal investigation. Mr. Andersen has been fully cooperative with the authorities. The investigation is expected to take three weeks. We're confident it will show that Chris did not engage in any criminal conduct."

For the record -- Andersen has neither been arrested nor charged with a crime.

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34 COMMENTS

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1.

Butters_Creamy_Goo    

Premiere

845 days ago
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Cujeaux    

Send her the overstock of the VS sweatpants with 'PINK' emblazoned across the butt and be done with her!

845 days ago
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DaveT    

Figures. Pro athletes have deep pockets, always a line of people trying to set them up then extort or blackmail, then resort to sabotaging their reputation or life if they don't get what they want.

845 days ago
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Michelle    

I was praying this was a set up because as a fan of the Nuggets and Birdman, something just seemed VERY fishy to me! SHAME ON HER!

845 days ago
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Truth    

I BELIEVE THIS DUDE. TONS OF THIS **** HAPPENS TO PRO PLAYERS. JUST ASK DENNIS RODMAN. OOPS, BAD CHOICE! #TRUTH!!

845 days ago
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JulesinSD    

Boy, are tattoos U G L Y. It looks like he has a skin disease.

845 days ago
7.

bf    

Lesson to pro players. "Fan Girls" may look like an easy asses to tap, but chances are they will be trouble.

845 days ago
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Truth    

I live in Denver, know him, and know for a fact that he has dated high school students within the last three years. He is screwed.

845 days ago
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just my opinion    

*waits for racist comments*.....oh, he's white. won't see that.

845 days ago
10.

Huh?    

He is definitely a victim... of awful tattoos.

845 days ago
11.

PT    

Also a victim of overdone tattoos.

845 days ago
12.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I don't care for neck tattoos, but otherwise, he's kind of hot.

845 days ago
13.

Superman    

Freak! All those tats should be a crime!

845 days ago
14.

hardcore_flower    

Guy is an awesome rebounder and shot blocker, has a fairly good outside shot, even from 3 point-land, and is a clutch free-throw shooter late in the game. INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES!!

845 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

Clown looks like a comic book charachter.

845 days ago
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