Man pleads not guilty to taking nude videos of ESPN reporter
LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- The attorney for the Illinois insurance executive police say secretly made nude videos an ESPN reporter says his client has deep regrets for the circumstances that prompted the charges against him.
Michael Barrett is charged with interstate stalking. He entered a plea of not guilty Monday in Los Angeles.
He's accused of finding three hotels where reporter Erin Andrews was staying last year -- and then renting an adjacent room, creating a peephole, and shooting videos of Andrews.
Police say he then tried to upload the videos to the Internet and sell them to the celebrity gossip site TMZ.
The charges were filed in Los Angeles because TMZ is based there.
Barrett is free on $100,000 bond.
The lawyer for the Illinois insurance executive says he has no criminal record.
If he's convicted, he could face up to five years in prison.
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