On Thursday, Erin Andrews filed a lawsuit in Davidson (Tenn.) County Circuit Court alleging negligence and invasion of privacy on the part of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt, where she claims hotel staff gave Michael David Barrett her room number, allowing him to set up a hidden peephole camera. It's nearly…
In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like Michael David Barrett, Erin Andrews's peeper, who was sentenced yesterday to two-and-a-half years in prison and life as another triple-named American villain.
Somewhat curiously, ESPN.com has put the sentencing of Erin Andrews's stalker on the front page. Even more curiously, they've left commenting open. Seriously, go now. It's worse than YouTube in there. [ESPN.com]
According to the sentencing memorandum, Michael David Barrett had planned on ruining the lives of at least 30 other women — including other female sports reporters and actresses. Also, Andrews is asking for $335,000 in restitution. [TSG]
Andrews faced her stalker yesterday, telling a judge: "I walk in crowds and I see him in my peripheral vision. ... I don't know why he chose me. But I hope he never sees the light of day again." [NYDN]
A tipster points us to the LAT which has the story. He also said this: "I hear she is staying at the Westin Boneventure for what its worth...." Dick. [LAT]
Michael David Barrett has been charged with one count of interstate stalking. His lawyer responds: "Mr. Barrett would like to express his deep regret for the circumstances that have caused the issuance of the charges against him today." [TMZ]
Here's the FBI's case against Michael David Barrett, aka Mark Bennett, who was arrested Friday at O'Hare Airport and charged with interstate stalking for allegedly taping Erin Andrews through a modified peephole. It's like a masturbator's remake of The Conversation.