Update: Judge Calls Andrews Stalker “Flight Risk”

TMZ reports this afternoon from Michael Barrett’s court proceeding in L.A. that the judge presiding over the interstate stalking case has raised Barrett’s bail from $20,000 to $100,000, along with forbidding Erin Andrews‘ accused stalker from texting. Barrett was also ordered to turn over his passport and he can only phone immediate family members.

Michael Barrett Video Going To Court in Los Angeles Erin Andrews Stalker

Barrett did post bail and was allowed to walk out of court a free man - for now.

Michael David Barrett, the man who stalked and filmed nude peephole video of Erin Andrews, had his first day in court in Los Angeles today:

Thankfully, the TMZ cameraman had the “submarine” lens setting fully enabled and was well-prepared to query Barrett with insightful questions - as you’ll see after the jump.

Will Erin Andrews’ accused stalker plead out, or go to trial?

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As Barrett fights like hell to keep his likeness off the web, how karmic is it that his trial was moved to within spying distance of TMZ’s L.A. lair?



Let’s just hope he doesn’t plea out early, so we can drag this out as long as possible, extending everyone’s memory of what an animal this guy is. But I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole thing is over very, very quickly.