Heat’s Chris Andersen Hooked Up With Fan, Had Identity Stolen, Cleared Of All Charges
The "Bridman" got scammed by a 17-year-old posing as a 21 year-old, and then got his identity stolen by a different woman in Canada.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: The way law enforcement intervened, may be the coolest/weirdest thing ever.
Sports Illustrated released an entire article detailing the strange sequence of events, the details of which which initially began to emerge while Andersen played for the Denver Nuggets, when he was curiously and conspicuously absent from the playoff run of 2011-12. Now, we know why.
From the article:
At some point during his tenure with the Nuggets, Andersen had a consensual sexual relationship with a woman from California. Though she had allegedly misrepresented her age to Andersen, he appears to have broken no laws in Colorado, where the statutory age of consent is 17.
Concurrent with that, Andersen was the victim of cyber identity theft at the hands of a different woman in Canada. The identity thief was able to access Andersen's email, social media outlets, his phone, bank records, and even his video game console.
Posing as Andersen, the Canadian woman allegedly orchestrated the initial tryst between the player and the California woman. She then began communicating and corresponding with the woman from California. At one point, representing herself as Andersen, the imposter began making demands — some of them, sources say, sexually explicit — of the California woman.