New York, June 4 (ANI): ESPN reporter Erin Andrews' convicted stalker has claimed that he is 'virtually penniless' and cannot pay the more than 300,000 dollars in restitution that was part of his sentence, according to reports.
Michael David Barrett, a 48-year-old insurance executive from Chicago, pleaded guilty to an 'interstate stalking' charge after he spied on Andrews at three different hotels as she showered and dressed for work.
He was sentenced in March to serve 27 months at a Los Angeles prison, according to a sentencing document.
As part of his sentence, Barrett was ordered to pay the out-of-pocket costs, Andrews, 31, had to accrue because of the violation.
According to TMZ, Barrett's lawyer filed legal papers contesting the 327,442.27 dollars that ESPN claimed it had to spend in relation to the matter, reports the New York Post.
His lawyer said that ESPN is just a third party that has nothing to do with the prosecution and is just trying to cash in. (ANI)