Lawyers for Nuggets Chris Andersen say explanation for charge lies with bad encounter with female fan

Denver Nuggets center Chris Anderson’s lawyer has responded to the investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s cybercrimes against children unit. Andersen’s lawyer  M. Colin Bresee says that the explanation for the charge lies with a female “acquaintance” who was unhappy with the outcome of their interaction.

“A female fan in 2010 mailed Mr. Andersen multiple letters and included several photos in which she was scantily clad,” Bresee’s statement reads. “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.“

The statement continued: “After leaving Colorado, she became upset at his lack of interest. In 2012, she threatened to retaliate if he did not provide financial remuneration.”

Someone claiming to be the woman’s mother wrote in an email that “i (sic) want him to pay for everything on her Amazon wish list, 5K for her bedding stuff and her victoria secret wish list,” according to the statement.

Authorities confirm that the cybercrime unit began investigating Andersen in February after a law enforcement tip from California. Sheriff’s officials, citing the ongoing investigation, declined to comment about Bresee’s statement.

Andersen has been indefinitely excused from team activities. Game 7 against the Lakers happens Saturday night in LA.