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Erin Andrews' Stalker: I Owe ESPN Nada

6/3/2010 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael David Barrett, Erin Andrews' convicted stalker, claims he's penniless and it's totally unfair for him to reimburse ESPN for frivolous expenses related to his prosecution.

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Barrett's lawyer filed legal papers today, challenging the U.S. government's motion to force Barrett to pay $327,442.27 to ESPN.  The sports network claims it's out that amount because of various expenses related to the investigation and prosecution of Barrett, who secretly spied on Andrews in various hotel rooms.

In the docs, Barrett's lawyer scoffs at some of the expenses, which he says include ESPN responding to press inquiries. 

Barrett's attorney claims his client is "virtually penniless" -- that he has cashed out of all his retirement accounts and lost his job.

Barrett's lawyer says ESPN is just a third party that has nothing to do with the prosecution and is just trying to cash in.

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Everyones~A~Star    

isnt investigating and prosecuting the cops job? if espn spent money on it instead of letting police do it sucks to be them.

1603 days ago
2.

Missy    

This guy spends all his free time spanking his monkey in jail. He is an ugly old pervert. They should castrate him I feel sorry for his cellmate.

1603 days ago
3.

Professor Obvious    

Hey Missy, don't be bad mouth'n guys who spend all their free time spanking the monkey!

1603 days ago
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tmz@frog.cc    

Good luck getting a penny out of this worthless s***bag, ESPN. Cut any further legal costs instead.

1603 days ago
5.

Chia    

I wonder if this wasn't set up. Look at all the press this nobody has.

1603 days ago
6.

Bean    

Gee guess he should of thought about the consequences before he decided to become a stalker. LOSER!!

1603 days ago
7.

joe    

I feel sorry for this guy, only because Erin is such a supreme b*tch - at so many levels. She EVEN treats TMZ paps like sh*t. I saw her bow-legged vid..and really..she isn't impressive at all!

1603 days ago
8.

Jim K    

Just get it from the ego inflated Erin Andrews, this was the best thing that every happened to this media wh*re. I am sure that Andrews is better off financially today than prior to the stalking event, life is strange.

1603 days ago
9.

rexcars    

guess he should have thought about that BEFORE he went on his escapade

1603 days ago
10.

Artrina    

ESPN got their ratings INCREASED by this clown so, THEY should pay HIM! No one knew who Erin was until the guy was arrested, so, there's NO WAY he should have to pay ESPN ANY $$$

1603 days ago
11.

Hmmm...    

What kind a$**** mentality does a person have to have been raised with to blame a victim?... Oh yeah, Elizabeth Hasselbeck! Obviously it's true, water does seek its own level - nice peer group you all have there. *smirk* There is a lot of free therapy available, the haters need to sign up. (If you don't understand any of the words over one syllable, look them up at dictionary.com.)



Barrett should have realized that stupidity comes with a high price tag and have to pay everyone’s expenses.



1603 days ago
12.

awards    

Give the lady a pearl necklace!

1603 days ago
13.

James Woods    

he should be the one suing. she was an absolute nobody before all of this.



no harm was done to her.



i'll give her emotional distress, get a real job sweetheart and you'll see what stress is.

1603 days ago
14.

svicious    

she's such a beating.

1603 days ago
15.

Rae    

I kinda of agree with his argument. He is still a pig for what he did and a horrible man but ESPN is technically a third party. Erin is the one who should get back pay for lawyers and stuff.

1603 days ago
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