FBI Arrests Erin Andrews' Alleged Peeping Tom

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2009 9:27 AM CDT
Erin Andrews talks with Ophah in August.   (AP Photo/Harpo Productions, George Burns)
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(Newser) – It looks like Erin Andrews' peeping tom has been caught. FBI agents arrested a Chicago man at O'Hare airport last night and accused him of making nude videos of the ESPN reporter after altering peepholes in two hotel rooms. He tried to sell them to TMZ, then posted clips online, the affidavit says. Michael David Barrett, 48, is due in federal court today to face charges of interstate stalking, notes the Chicago Tribune.

"I think she's probably sleeping more soundly tonight than she has since these videos surfaced," said Andrews' attorney. The reporter herself thanked authorities in a statement and promised to "make every effort to strengthen the laws on a state and federal level to better protect victims of criminal stalking." Andrews thought her career was finished when the videos surfaced and called her parents in a panic, the affidavit says. She's planning a civil suit.