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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
breaking news

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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this story is so ridiculous that i kinda think it's true, and if he is being set up, then that girl should be strung up by her toes! cuz this will ruin his life and make other victims afraid to come forward - and what kind of mom try's to help her daughter black mail - so never boink a crazy fan ever!!!

865 days ago


If he is a victim, why did the cops need a search warrant to get stuff from his house? That is what they do to suspects. If he were being victimized, wouldn't he have contacted the police and turn over everything to them? Something is fishy here.

865 days ago


Such a big NBA Star that he hasn't even played since March

865 days ago


He should be arrested for the way he looks.

865 days ago


I don't know about his problems, but that is one nasty looking guy. He looks like a weird cartoon.

865 days ago


Birdman is full of it. Heard from people involved, and I'm just saying.... I wouldn't be so quick to jump on the "birdman is innocent" bandwagon if I were you.

865 days ago


Another pedophile bites the dust... cops have a ton of evidence

865 days ago

Madam Obvious    

Jesus Christ in Heaven, that ink is UGLY! Ugggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

865 days ago


You've been datelined dude.

865 days ago


I was going to find out the amazon lists of pornstars via twitter but then they banned me :-[

865 days ago


if the required identification say its legal, bang it hard!

865 days ago


If he is innocent ... then she needs to put into Jail for 30 days and fined $10K... it is time give these people a reason to pause before just filing lawsuites! The Atty's who file these suites should have their licenses pulled to give them pause in filing BS cases!!!

864 days ago


Definitely overdone tats, will look even more ridiculous if he lives to be in his 80s.

851 days ago


He must of hooked up with a extended Kardashian family member.

850 days ago

no shit..    

I know this guy and NO he wouldnt' do that..he has been seeing the same lady for several yrs..even heard he was engaged to her. I also know the player personal of the Nuggets and SHE thinks this is wrong.... soooo This happened like in JUNE...JULY... what is going on NOW we have not heard a damn thing but he was released from the Nuggets !?

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