Erin Andrews to present stalking report on 'Good Morning America'
UPI News Service, 08/03/2010
Sportscaster Erin Andrews, a victim of stalking last year, will contribute a report on the issue for "Good Morning America," ABC announced Tuesday.
Andrews, a former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant, contributes to ESPN's College GameDay programs, and serves as sideline reporter for the network's college football and basketball games.
"In her first report as a contributor to 'Good Morning America,' Erin Andrews sits down with three women who were the victims of stalking and are speaking out in order to raise awareness about the issue," ABC said in a statement. "Andrews, who very publicly experienced a similar situation herself last year, chronicles these women's fight and the push for tougher anti-stalking laws."
The report is to air on "Good Morning America" Thursday.
Michael David Barrett, 49, of Westmont, Ill., was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for stalking and secretly taking nude video of Andrews at a hotel. He admitted posting the video online in an effort to distribute his videos.
Andrews said during a December court hearing she has been humiliated and embarrassed, "and my career has been ripped apart."
"I am subject to crude comments," she told the court. "I walk into stadiums, and fans make crude comments to me. I have nightmares about this sexual predator."
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