Arrest made in Erin Andrews video case

By Adam Silverstein
October 3, 2009

The Associated Press is reporting that a man has been arrested who is accused of taping nude videos of former Florida Gators dazzler turned ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews.

Michael David Barrett was arrested Friday night and was schedule to appear in federal court late Saturday morning according to the FBI. He faces federal charges of interstate stalking for taking the videos of Andrews through an altered peephole, attempting to sell them to TMZ and posting them online, the FBI said in a statement.

FBI agents said Barrett taped eight videos in total, with seven of the eight taken through a modified door peephole at a hotel room in Nashville, TN, in September 2008.

Andrews thanked the FBI agents and law enforcement for their work in bringing this case to a close and promised to file civil lawsuits against Barrett and anyone who publishes the material.

“For my part, I will make every effort to strengthen the laws on a State and Federal level to better protect victims of criminal stalking,” she said in a statement early Saturday.

For more on the story, check out The Associated Press’ report posted on ESPN Chicago.

One Comment

  1. Daniel M. says:

    Just destroyed my Nicole Manske tapes. (crying uncontrollably)

    threadjack-

    ‘Bama @ UK end of 1st qtr, 7-6
    UF @ UK end of 1st qtr, 31-0

    The pundits keep saying, “Bama might be the best team in the country right now.” Exact same thing they said last year.

    How’d that work out for them?

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