Erin Andrews Calls For Tougher Anti-Stalking Laws

July 28th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
Erin AndrewsWashington, July 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) ESPN sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, who is known to have been a victim of peep hole video after she was secretly videotaped in a hotel room, has urged for more stringent laws against stalking. The well-known sports reporter was in Washington on Tuesday to reveal the Senate version of a bill which would strengthen anti-stalking legislation.

The 32-year-old ESPN correspondent, who became an internet sensation after a stalker posted her nude tapes online, joined the lawmakers in a press conference on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to pass the bill. While talking about her own experience, Erin Andrews stated that she felt that the current anti-stalking laws in the country were extremely lenient with regard to the crime which affected her life. The noted sports broadcaster emphasized that the penalties with respect to stalking really need to be stiffened as it hurts families and also violates people. Erin Andrews further went on to say that one of the prime reasons which had propelled her to attend Tuesday’s news conference was because she wants the general public to know more about stalking and realize its seriousness and the ramifications that it can have on the lives of the victims. Moreover, the 32-year-old also added that her high public profile might be instrumental in making her a more effective advocate to fight for the cause unlike other victims who are not well-known.

Michael Barrett, the man responsible for stalking Erin Andrews has been given a prison sentence of 30 months. However, the ESPN reporter has contended that the prison term is not enough as the video would be on internet for the rest of her life while the culprit would be behind bars for just two years.

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