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Man Sentenced in Erin Andrews Peephole Video Suit


ESPN reporter Erin Andrews grimaces as she comments on the sentence of her stalker outside the U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, March 15, 2010. Michael Barrett, who secretly making nude videos of the ESPN reporter was sentenced Monday, March 15, 2010 to 2 1/2 years in prison before giving a tearful apology that was harshly rebuked by his victim. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Erin Andrews will be dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy on this season of Dancing with the Stars. And after a court ruling yesterday, Michael Barrett will be dancing with Bubba, Big Rey and other jail inmates for 30 months.


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Barrett, a 48-year-old insurance executive from Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. The sentence follows his guilty admission of following ESPN reporter Erin Andrews for 18 months and filming her in hotel rooms, exercising and curling her hair, through peepholes.

In total, eight videos were made. Andrews previously paid Barrett for the rights to the videos, and pledged to go after anyone who attempted to release them.

Barrett was also ordered to pay Andrews $7,366 in restitution fees.

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