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Creepy Michael David Barrett stalked Erin Andrews last year. He ended up costing ESPN a lot of money in extra security costs for its employee as a result.

Money the network wants back.

ESPN wants the perv who shot the peephole video of Erin Andrews nude to cough up more than $300,000 to help pay for the mess he's caused everyone.

Andrews, a sideline reporter for ESPN and current Dancing with the Stars hopeful, received an unrelated round of death threats earlier this year as well.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Erin Andrews Pic

DANCING HEAT: Erin Andrews' profile has only grown since.

According to federal documents filed yesterday in California, the network claims they have to cough up a ton of cash to pay for extra security for Andrews.

ESPN also claims they incurred losses "from assisting the government in its investigation" and demands Barrett pay back ALL of the $327,442.27.

Michael David Barrett pleaded guilty to one count of being a dirty individual stalking Andrews last year and began serving a 30-month sentence May 3.

A hearing on the ESPN matter is set for June 7.

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It's not easy being a gorgeous ESPN sideline reporter.

You may get paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Dancing with the Stars, but you'll also get nakedly peeped at by a shady dude in the hotel room next door to you.

Now, news has broken of an even more dangerous situation involving Erin Andrews: multiple sources confirm that a man from Virginia has been sending threatening emails to her since September.

Andrews and her attorney, Marshall Grossman, only recently discovered the messages existed, as they were sent to The Dan Patrick Show (an ESPN program) and kept from Erin until this week.

The emails focus on the case of Michael David Barrett, who was sentenced last month to over two years in federal prison for secretly shooting nude videos of Andrews.

"He refers to Barrett in his e-mail in a way to make clear to us that situation had some influence," Grossman said, adding that the FBI has been notified.

Erin and Maksim

Security on Dancing with the Stars will be increased for Andrews. Why? Just look at how scary and disgusting a few of the emails are:

  • "Dear Dan: I hope Erin Andrews gets murdered in L.A." (3/29/10)
  • "I hope she gets shot in the face. I would love to see if she can dance away from a hail of gunfire. That would really make my day." (3/26/10)
  • "I would love to get close enough to her to show her my suicide vest." (3/14/10)

We'll keep readers apprised of this revolting story as more revelations come to light.

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"You are a sexual predator, a sexual deviant. They should lock you up."

With these words, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews tore into Michael David Barrett, the stalker who pleaded guilty in December to following her to at least three cities and shooting nude videos of her through hotel peepholes without her consent.

"You violated me and you violated all women," Erin said told the total creep and now convicted stalker, who was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for videotaping her.

The Illinois insurance executive gave a tearful apology for the peephole video of Erin Andrews nude, but it fell upon deaf ears and was harshly rebuked by his victim.

In fact, Andrews urged q judge at the hearing to levy an even harsher sentence against Barrett and said that she now fears for her life every time she enters a hotel.

After the sentencing, she said, "Thirty months isn't enough."

NOT ENOUGH: Erin says the perv's 30-month sentence doled out yesterday is not nearly long enough for his creepy behavior. We find it hard to argue with her there.

Michael Barrett, who has until May 3 to surrender, was ordered to have supervised probation for three years after his release and is prohibited from contacting Erin.

He will not be allowed to stay in a hotel without approval of a probation officer and if he accepts employment somewhere, Andrews will be notified by the court.

You can watch Erin Andrews in less creepy fashion beginning next week, when she joins the cast of Dancing with the Stars. Last week, we sized up her chances.

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Michael David Barrett, the man who allegedly secretly filmed ESPN reporter Erin Andrews nude in various hotel rooms, stalked her around the U.S. to do so.

That's according to federal investigators building their case against him.

The feds claim that Michael Barrett called seven hotels in Columbus, Ohio from January 28-29, 2008, trying to find out where the reporter would be staying.

After striking gold with a Columbus Hotel, the peephole perv got a room next to hers, altered the door of her room and secretly shot the Erin Andrews tape.

Barrett then got on the Internet to send the Erin Andrews nude video to his email account. Bada bing, you've got yourself some authorized, creepy footage.


Michael Barrett is Erin Andrews' alleged peeping tom.

Fast forward to July. He called 14 hotels in Milwaukee, Wisc., and found where she was staying. Again, he checked in, altered the peephole and shot video.

In September, Barrett called a hotel, located Andrews' reservation, requested a room next door and the next day, altered the peephole and filmed her nude.

The email he sent the video to: handsfouryou@yahoo.com. Eww. He also posted the tape on Google video account, calling it "Erin Andrews Naked Butt."

Classy guy, that Michael Barrett.

Two questions: 1. Does this guy have a job? 2. Why would multiple hotels possibly reveal that a semi-famous guest is staying there, and in what room?!

A statement from Barrett's lawyer reads: "Mr. Barrett would like to express deep regret for the circumstances that caused the issuance of the charges against him today. It is his hope that this matter can be resolved as soon as possible."

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A Chicago-area man, Michael David Barrett, was arrested last night at that city's O'Hare airport for secretly taping ESPN reporter Erin Andrews nude.

He is due to appear in federal court Saturday morning. The charges were filed against Michael David Barrett in L.A., where she first learned of the tape.

Barrett faces federal charges of interstate stalking for taking the videos, then trying to sell them to celebrity gossip sites and posting the videos online.

Several TV networks and newspapers aired brief clips or printed screen grabs from the scandalous, virus-laden Erin Andrews peephole video in July.

Andrews thanked FBI agents and prosecutors for their work on the arrest and said she hoped that the case will help others who have been victimized.

"For my part, I will make every effort to strengthen laws on a state and federal level to better protect victims of criminal stalking," she said in a statement.

Andrews' attorney, Marshall Grossman, said last night that Erin is "probably sleeping more soundly tonight than she has since these videos surfaced."

Grossman said the videos appeared to have been taped by a serial stalker who followed Erin from city to city: "He wasn't an accidental tourist," he said.

FBI agents report that seven of the eight videos posted online were taken through a modified peephole while the 31-year-old Andrews was alone and naked.

They believe Michael David Barrett called many Nashville, Tenn., hotels to find out where Andrews was staying and requested a hotel room next to hers.

Agents said Barrett, 48, also made reservations at a Milwaukee hotel she visited in July 2008. They found her door's peephole rigged, but he didn't check in and the furniture in the room did not match furniture seen on the eighth video.

Barrett first tried to sell the tape to celebrity gossip website TMZ, but an employee there informed Erin Andrews' attorneys, according to the complaint.

FBI agents matched information in the e-mail to Barrett, and also examined telephone records and credit card charges from Barrett's Nashville hotel stay.

Agents also concluded that the videos of Erin Andrews naked, which are far from high quality, were probably all recorded using a cell phone camera.

Barrett sought to place Andrews under surveillance to harass and intimidate her, and to cause substantial emotional distress, the federal complaint said.

He faces up to five years in federal prison if convicted.