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Erin Andrews Sues Hotel Chains, Stalker

ESPN reporter seeks civil remedies from Marriott, Radisson

(Newser) - Erin Andrews is suing the insurance exec who stalked her as well as the hotels where he videotaped her nude, alleging they gave out her room number and allowed him to book rooms next to hers. The ESPN reporter and Dancing With the Stars competitor wants "to hold accountable... More »

ESPN Wants $300K From Erin Andrews' Stalker

Michael David Barrett owes for security expenses, says network

(Newser) - It's nice that Michael David Barrett, the guy who admitted to stalking Erin Andrews , is in jail, but that ain't paying the bills over at ESPN. The sports network has filed a claim demanding Barrett pony up $327,442.27 to pay for all the security hired to protect Andrews... More »

Death Threats Target Erin Andrews

FBI investigates as 'Dancing With the Stars' beefs up security

(Newser) - The FBI is investigating death threats against reporter Erin Andrews, TMZ reports. Within the past week, a Virginia man has emailed threats to The Dan Patrick Show, which airs on both radio and TV. Security is beefed up on the set of Dancing With the Stars, on which Andrews is... More »

Erin Andrews Had 'Meltdown' After Sentencing

ESPN reporter 'angry' over length of sentence

(Newser) - Erin Andrews’ peephole stalker is headed to prison, but the ESPN reporter is still mad, and doesn’t think his 30-month sentence is long enough. “I had a pretty big comedown, a meltdown last night, I think, after I got back from the courtroom,” she told Good Morning ... More »

Erin Andrews' Stalker Sentenced to 2½ Years

ESPN reporter sought harsher punishment for peeping tom

(Newser) - The Illinois insurance executive who followed Erin Andrews around the country and shot nude videos of her at hotels was sentenced to 2½ years in prison today. The ESPN reporter was in court in Los Angeles to see Michael Barrett, 48, learn his fate. At a December court hearing where... More »

Feds: Erin Andrews Stalker Targeted 46 Other Women

Michael Barrett taped 16, ran checks on 30 more

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors say the man who stalked ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and shot nude videos of her through a hotel room peephole videotaped 16 other women and ran background checks on 30 others, including female sports reporters and TV personalities. According to a sentencing memo filed yesterday, Internet background checks... More »

Erin Andrews: Peephole Stalker Deserves Max

'I hope he never sees the light of day,' she says of Michael Barrett

(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,... More »

Erin Andrews Begins Hotel Safety Crusade

ESPN reporter's peeping tom will plead guilty today

(Newser) - Erin Andrews is on a mission to make hotels safer for guests, after a stalker filmed her nude through a modified peephole. The ESPN reporter is expected to announce the new initiative after her accused stalker, Michael David Barrett, pleads guilty in federal court today. She plans to sue the... More »

Erin Andrews' Peeping Tom to Plead Guilty

Michael Barrett faces 5 years in prison, $250K fine

(Newser) - The man charged with snooping on ESPN's Erin Andrews and trying to sell the nude footage has agreed to plead guilty. Michael Barrett, 48, faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for interstate stalking, reports the Chicago Tribune . "He does accept full responsibility for his conduct,... More »

FBI Serves Search Warrants on Yahoo, Google

Suspect may have made video of another woman

(Newser) - FBI agents served search warrants at the offices of Google and Yahoo today, looking for evidence against an Illinois man accused of making "peephole" videos of Erin Andrews. Authorities want Yahoo to turn over a similar video allegedly made by suspect Michael Barrett of a second woman and posted... More »

Erin Andrews' Alleged Stalker Makes Bail

Michael David Barret must submit to home confinement

(Newser) - The traveling salesman who allegedly taped Erin Andrews in her hotel room and attempted to sell nude images of the ESPN reporter will be released on bail but confined to his home and forbidden to use the Internet. Michael David Barrett appeared in federal court in Chicago today and will... More »

Yer Out! Cubs Trade Barrett to Padres

Slugging catcher dealt to San Diego after brawl with staff ace

(Newser) - Fiery power-hitting catcher Michael Barrett is through in Chi-town, after he followed a genius 2006 campaign with a season marred by poor defense, erratic hitting, and a bloody feud with pitcher Carlos Zambrano. Cubs GM Jim Hendry denied that Barrett's off-field liveliness led to the trade, citing instead a need... More »

Scuffling Cubs Make Nice

Piniella, on suspension for dirt-kicking tantrum, settles beef between Barrett, Zambrano

(Newser) - Four days after Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano sent his battery partner Michael Barrett to the hospital with a split lip, manager Lou Piniella resolved their differences in a 10-minute reconciliation meeting. Piniella himself is serving a four-game suspension for kicking dirt at an umpire. Barrett will catch Zambrano in the... More »

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