Erin Andrews: Peephole Stalker Deserves Max

'I hope he never sees the light of day,' she says of Michael Barrett
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2009 9:39 AM CST

(Newser) – Erin Andrews had some harsh words for her stalker when she faced him in court for the first time yesterday. Though Michael Barrett’s plea agreement recommends two years in prison, Andrews pushed for the maximum of five, saying, “I hope he never sees the light of day again," the New York Daily News reports. She called Barrett, who admitted to shooting naked videos of her through hotel peepholes, a “sexual predator.”

The ESPN reporter also said she fears for her safety if he goes free. "I have nightmares. I walk in crowds and I see him in my peripheral vision. When I'm alone in my house, I have fears that he's going to walk inside and hurt me,” she told the court, adding that as a result of Barrett’s videos, “I am subjected to crude comments” and “fans say obscene things to me. My career has been ripped apart, which I've worked very hard for." Barrett pleaded guilty to one felony count of stalking and will be sentenced Feb. 22.

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