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ESPN Demands $300k from Erin Andrews' Stalker

5/11/2010 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

ESPN believes the man who peeped Erin Andrews isn't done paying for his crimes -- the sports giant wants more than $300k from Michael David Barrett for the mess he caused the network.

During the time of the peeping, Andrews was working as a reporter for ESPN -- and according to federal documents filed yesterday in California, the net claims they had to cough up a ton of cash to pay for extra security for Andrews. 

In the docs, ESPN also claims they incurred losses "from assisting the government in its investigation."

ESPN is demanding that Barrett pay back every cent of the $327,442.27 they ultimately spent on the Andrews situation.

Barrett -- who pled guilty to stalking Andrews last year -- began serving a 30 month sentence on May 3.

A hearing is set for June 7.

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Go get him ESPN! Make it so this pervert can never afford another camera or computer.

1624 days ago


ESPN is NOTORIOUSLY cheap, I am not surprised they are going after the guy for having to aid & protect an employee..... stay classy ESPN!

1624 days ago


You heartless cowards should take a minute and think about Michael Barrett for a minute. The guy had his heart broken; he's never going to be with Erin. She turned her back and walked away and all he could do was watch her leave and all he has is the memory of her face. So take a look at me now, well, there's just an empty space and you coming back to me is against all odds and that's what I've go to face.


1624 days ago


Get him! Garnish his pay for the rest of his freaking life.
S*** bag ought to be castrated as well!
Think about it, what if that was your mother, wife, sister, or daughter he stalked?
But at least send him some baby wipes and personal lubricant... you know, for while he is inside.

1624 days ago

Wing Too    

LOL, I am sure he will jsut click his heels together and conjure up a quick $300k to hand over. LOL, what a joke.


1624 days ago


Milk milk milk milk milk.

1624 days ago


maybe erin should pay it for him..she went from being a nobody to being ..well a nobody who gets lots of air time for doing nothing..

1624 days ago

Taylor Dadson    

Something tells me they aren't gonna get a cent. The perv is serving time in Club Fed. Inmate number 22822-424.

1624 days ago


Good! He should have to pay $. Seems these days nobody is ever responsible for what they do.

1624 days ago


Think about it, what if that was your mother, wife, sister, or daughter he stalked?
Posted at 8:18 AM on May 11, 2010 by Rooster
I would approve of this because I'm not on good terms with them.

1624 days ago


This case is a case about smart lawyers able to find more work to do. How much of the $300,000 would ESPN get and how much would their lawyers get?

1624 days ago


I'm sure ESPN made even more then that from the interest generated. Perhaps Erin Andrews should be demanding that money from ESPN for profiting from the crime.

1624 days ago


It's going to cost more than $300K in lawyers' fees if they pursue

1624 days ago


Do you really think ESPN needs that kind of publicity? ESPN is the biggest network group in television. They don't call them the world wide leader for nothing. Recouping the money is standard business practice. You sue every time so you set a precedent. That way the next guy who tries to take advantage of your business will think twice. And for all of you who still think Erin deserved to be stalked or was in on it, I just want to say F*CK YOU.

1624 days ago


This is ridiculous. ESPN received far more than 300k worth of positive publicity, not only for the network, but for Erin Andrews related shows and coverage, specifically. They appeared to be handling this situation with class up until this point, . . . but, now??? They will probably regret trying to pursue this, or even having mentioned this, as some, including myself, feel that it would be a lost cause anyway. Most people don't have 300k-plus in the bank ready to pay a judgment, and I don't really see this guy getting a job anytime soon to support a garnishment. ESPN should have taken their positive publicity for what it was worth, and moved forward, . . . quietly . . .

1624 days ago
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