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FBI Looking Into Death Threats Against ESPN’s Erin Andrews

Erin Andrews/ espn photo

Erin Andrews/ espn photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is looking into death threats against ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, who had previously been the target of a man who had videotaped her naked through hotel peep holes, the LA Times reported.

Andrews’ attorney, Marshall Grossman said a media outlet had received emails that included death threats, the paper reported. The paper did not specify which media outlet received the threats, but Andrews has been a contestant this season on “Dancing With the Stars.”

Grossman said the emails  make mention of Michael David Barrett, the man who was recently sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for stalking Andrews and videotaping her naked and posting the videos on the Internet.

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Man Who Secretly Videotaped ESPN’s Erin Andrews Gets 30 Months

Erin Andrews/ espn photo

Erin Andrews/ espn photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Where Michael David Barrett is headed, he may not want to know what’s on the other side of a peep hole. He’s off to prison.

The Chicago-area man was sentenced Monday afternoon in Los Angeles federal court to 2 1/2 years in prison for taking nude videos of ESPN television personality Erin Andrews through hotel peep holes and posting them on the Internet after a celebrity website TMZ.com rejected his offer to buy them.

U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real also ordered Barrett, 49, of Westmont, Ill., to pay $7,366 in restitution to Andrews.

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LA U.S. Atty. Asks for 27 Months for Man Who Videotaped ESPN Reporter Erin Andrews

Erin Andrews/ espn photo

Erin Andrews/ espn photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles is recommending that the man who secretly videotaped ESPN reporter Erin Andrews naked through hotel peep holes and posted the material on the Internet, get 27 months in prison.

“She has lived in fear for her physical safety,” according to the government’s sentencing document filed on Monday for the defendant Michael David Barrett, 49. “She has nightmares about defendant. She also wakes up at least once a night fearing that defendant is breaking into her home.

“Every time she turns on a computer, Victim Andrews is reminded that the videos cannot be removed from the Internet…, and she knows that her future husband and her future children will have to confront these videos.

“Whenever she goes to work, she must deal both with worries that she is not being taken seriously and with “fans” that say things about the videos to her.

“Also disturbing is the fact that many people, including some of Victim Andrews’ peers in the media, wrongly believed that Victim Andrews had something to do with these videos, i.e., that she orchestrated them to boost her career.”

“Victim Andrews’ father has also suffered significant emotional distress, with his daughter calling in tears and being “ravaged on the Internet. Taken together, the nature and circumstances of defendant’s conduct require significant punishment.”

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Fed Judge Orders Man Who Videotaped ESPN Reporter Naked to Ankle Bracelet and No Internet

If there were the Creep of the Year Award given out , this guy would be vying for it with the guy who tried to blackmail David Letterman. Tough choice.

Erin Andrews/ espn photo

Erin Andrews/ espn photo

By Jeff Coen
Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO — A federal judge on Monday ordered an electronic ankle bracelet and no Internet for the suburban man accused of stalking and secretly videotaping ESPN reporter Erin Andrews.

Michael David Barrett, 47, of Westmont sat quietly in federal court in Chicago in his orange prison jumpsuit, his short hair graying around his temples. The traveling insurance salesman had whispered conversations with his lawyer but never turned toward the roomful of reporters at the bond hearing.

He was later released from the downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center on his own recognizance after being outfitted with the electronic monitoring device.

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FBI Busts Man Who Secretly Filmed Nude Videos of ESPN Reporter Erin Andrews in Hotel

It’s these little things in life — like this — that make you lose just a little more faith in mankind. Defendant Michael David Barrett may have saw this as a game, but ESPN and the FBI didn’t.  The FBI arrested him Friday at O’Hare Airport.

Erin Andrews/ espn photo
Erin Andrews/ espn photo

By CAROLINE KYUNGAE SMITH, DAVE NEWBART AND DAN ROZEK
CHICAGO SUN-Times
CHICAGO — Before secretly taking nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews in at least two cities, Michael David Barrett allegedly called several hotels to find out where Andrews was staying and in one case, reserved the room next door to hers.

The 47-year-old Westmont man then altered the peepholes to Andrews’ room, so he could record videos of her as she undressed, the Federal Bureau of Investigation says.

Today, Barrett appeared in federal court and was ordered transferred to California, where interstate stalking charges were filed against him.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys scheduled a hearing Monday to determine whether Barrett would be freed on bond, as his attorney requested, or taken to California in custody.

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