Friday, July 16, 2010


(CNN) -- Sports reporter Erin Andrews has filed a lawsuit alleging the hotels where a peephole stalker secretly videotaped her were negligent, according to a statement from the law firm representing her. The lawsuit also accuses Michael David Barrett, who has pleaded guilty to stalking the ESPN reporter, of invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. "Not only did the hotels confirm that Ms. Andrews was intending to register as a guest, but they also released, without Ms. Andrews' consent, her room number. The hotels then provided Michael David Barrett a hotel room immediately adjacent to hers," the statement from law firm Greene, Broilett & Wheeler said. "Although I'll never be able to fully erase the impact that this invasion of privacy has had upon me and my family, I do hope that my experience will cause the hospitality industry to be more vigilant in protecting its guests from the time they reserve a hotel room until they check out," Andrews said in a statement Thursday. Barrett pleaded guilty to a federal stalking charge in December 2009 after prosecutors accused him of altering hotel peepholes so he could shoot video of Andrews while she was nude. In court papers, prosecutors stated that Barrett -- an insurance company employee from Westmont, Illinois -- posted as many as 10 videos of Andrews to the internet. In March, a federal judge in Los Angeles, California, sentenced Barrett to two and a half years in prison. Yeah Erin, it'll be tough to erase those millions of dollars you've made as a result of your thrust into the limelight, and your poor family. Sorry mama Andrews return the fur coat and give me the keys to the Beamer. How could she possibly claim that this incident was detrimental to her life or career? yeah, maybe if she took off her panties and turned around and a giant dick swung-slap against the peephole. Then maybe it would have been no good, as Erin appears to be an anatomically well-constructed female. But this peepholing-Tom gets 2 1/2 years? Does anyone else think that's excessive? The US penal system is the most fucked in the world, aren't there convicted pedophiles who skate free around town jacking off in libraries??? At least if you're going to punish people, do it consistently. Like in the Arab world this guy would be stoned to death, but in comparison to the other punishments, it is fair and just. If you steal, you get your hand chopped off. If you try and steal the Princess, you get death. They cut off your ear if they don't like your face, it's barbaric but, hey, it's home...And yes maybe my only lens into the Arab world is Disney's Aladdin, a grossly-inaccurate depiction of Arab culture , but I think I get the gist of it.


  1. Who walks around a hotel room naked?Very unhygenic and slutty if you ask me.It's no ones fault but hers for not wearing clothes in a strange place where you're not sure who's watching.And I'm not saying that the person looking through the peephole is innocent,but this would have been a non-issue if she would have just had the fore thought to put some clothes on.Common sense,common sense.I know this is old news,but it was annoying as all get out to have to hear about this every day back when it happened.

    1. you've never had your clothes off in a hotel room? Have you ever showered? give me a break

  2. The previous commenter is a clown. "It's totally her fault for being naked in a private room." She should probably wear a swim suit in the shower as well.