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Judge Puts Andrews Suspect on Short Leash

10/5/2009 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Erin AndrewsThe man accused of secretly videotaping ESPN reporter Erin Andrews is about to be released from his Chicago jail cell after forking over $4,500 in bail money -- but he ain't exactly a free man.

The suspect -- Michael David Barrett -- appeared before a federal judge in Chicago this morning where he was granted his release with the following list of stipulations:

- He will have to wear an electronic monitoring device.
- Curfew enforced from 9pm to 6am.
- He can go to work and doctor's appointments.
- No Internet access for two weeks.

Barrett was ordered to turn in his passport by tomorrow morning, and he's not allowed to leave Northern Illinois.

The judge said he was releasing Barrett because he doesn't have a criminal record and because his family lives in the area.

Barrett will face interstate stalking charges in Los Angeles on October 23rd.

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People who announce FIRST suck. And if your not first and you announce FIRST then your a douchebag.

1790 days ago


and speaking of douchebags, why is this douchebag walking around??? he deserves to be locked away for a long, long time. If I were president, I'd work on prison reform LONG before health care reform. Slugs like this should be locked away and made to work at a profit for the state. Chain-gangs, baby.

1790 days ago


The guy deserves to be locked up for life based on stupidity.If he was gonna do something so epic why not invest in some decent equipment.

1790 days ago


We want his mug shot all over the internet, please!

1790 days ago


We want HIS PICTURE NOW! This guy needs bar soap in the big house help!

1790 days ago



1790 days ago

Fred Farkel    

Erin Andrews is singularly the most unique good looking creature alive. Even naked... she looks similar to my ex-wife who used to stand there and fool with her hair and look over her own knock out body in the mirror.

Hey Harvey... I have some great video of my HOTTTT ex-wife.

Let's do lunch.

1790 days ago


Another stipulations:

There will be a camera hanging over his toilet 24/7.

1790 days ago


Maybe we can put a 24hr camera in his jail cell for the next 10 years and the proceeds can be spent on his care and upkeep in jail.
what a slime doggie he is

1790 days ago


I want to see the GD pictures!!!!! Why are they only available on sites that seem risky??? SHOW ME THE PICTURES!!!

1790 days ago


OH, please bitch, SHE SET THIS UP!!!

1790 days ago


He went through great expense and great research efforts to humiliate and stalk this innocent woman. He needs to be locked up in a mental ward, not released on bail. He's obviously obsessed with her and the judicial system has failed once again. He's a sexual predator who violated and dehumanized his victim. To add to the shame, he tried to sell the tapes to the media. Now, she gets to live in fear and try to rebuild her reputation, while he gets a slap on the wrist. Not fair!

1790 days ago


First off, Why do something so stupid and invade someone's privacy like that? Second, why would he do all this activity through his work email IP address? I guess he thought he wouldn't get caught. Show's what thinking got him....a night in the pokie.

Anyone in Chicago looking for a job in the insurance business?
I heard Combined Insurance just had an opening...LOL.

1790 days ago

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