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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Erin Andrews On Peephole Stalker Michael Barrett: 'I Hope He Never Sees The Light Of Day'

Erin Andrews said in a TMZ livestream that she "lost it" while coming face-to-face with the man who taped her through a peephole in her hotel room.

"I wanted to go right in and get it over with," Andrews said (transcribed by SportsByBrooks). "To see him [Barrett] face-to-face. The first couple minutes were very difficult. I lost it. My Dad was trying to help me keep it together. I looked at him a few times to see what his reaction was. Now that I've been thrust into this role, I want to the judge to see me and how emotional I was."

Andrews added that she wants Barrett classified as a sexual predator and hopes to ensure that he "stay[s] in jail as long as possible."

"He's a threat to all women," she said. "I don't want someone else's career to be ruined like this. It won't come off the internet. Still to this day every time I check into a hotel room, I'm constantly looking around to see if he's there. I wanted (today) to give the judge a sense of what he's done."

Andrews added that she remains tortured by the crime.

"People bring it up," she said. "They think it's funny. I'm embarrassed and humiliated. I'm still scared to stay in hotels and my house."

AP article below (By ANTHONY McCARTNEY):

LOS ANGELES -- An Illinois insurance executive pleaded guilty Tuesday to secretly shooting nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, who repeatedly called her stalker a sexual predator and said she hopes he "never sees the light of day."

Michael David Barrett pleaded guilty to interstate stalking after Andrews urged the judge to give him a harsh sentence and not allow him out on bail.

"His actions have had a devastating impact on me and family," said Andrews, who attended the hearing with her father and attorney.

She said she is constantly reminded that Barrett's videos appeared online and subjected her to cruel taunts from sports fans while working as a sideline reporter.

"I don't know him," she said. "I haven't met him. I hope he never sees the light of day."

U.S. District Judge Manuel Real allowed Barrett to remain free pending sentencing on Feb. 22.

According to a plea deal filed last week, prosecutors and Barrett agreed to a 27-month prison sentence. But the judge will decide how long he serves and how much restitution he will have to pay Andrews.

Barrett has admitted renting hotel rooms next to Andrews three times and shooting two videos of her while she was naked. He was accused of posting the videos online and trying to sell them to the Los Angeles-based celebrity gossip site TMZ this year.

Andrews was poised as she addressed the court. She looked down at times as Real read the allegations against Barrett, which included details of him traveling to follow Andrews. She shook her head when Real read about Barrett buying information about Andrews online, and dabbed tears after Barrett entered his guilty plea.

Barrett stood at a podium for the nearly 10 minutes it took to read the allegations against him. He repeatedly answered, "Yes, your honor" when Real asked him to waive his rights and confirm the truthfulness of the allegations.

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles have agreed not to pursue further charges against Barrett. However, he could face criminal action in other states stemming from other videos he allegedly shot of unsuspecting nude women through peepholes.

"I wanted to go right in and get it over with. To see him (Barrett) face-to-face. The first couple minutes were very difficult. I lost it. My Dad was trying to help me keep it together. I looked at him a few times to see what his reaction was. Now that I've been thrust into this role, I want to the judge to see me and how emotional I was.
"I believe he should be classified as a sexual predator. I want him to stay in jail as long as possible. He's a threat to all women. I dont want somone else's career to be ruined like this. It wont come off the internet. Still to this day every time I check into a hotel room, I'm constantly looking around to see if he's there. I wanted (today) to give the judge a sense of what he's done."
"People bring it up. They think it's funny. I'm embarrassed and humiliated. I'm still scared to stay in hotels and my house."