By Dominic Patten. To make matters worse, Andrews was never told Barrett was booked next door. Pre-planning, insurance salesman Barrett had removed peepholes in the doors and filmed Andrews with his cell phone.
Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews took the witness stand Monday, breaking down repeatedly and telling jurors of the devastation she continues to feel after a man secretly shot nude videos of her and posted them on the Internet. Andrews said she was terrified that the videos would go viral and she would never be able to get them off the Internet after a friend told her about them in July We gotta get it down.
In his closing argument, Andrews' attorney encouraged the jury to award her damages that took into account the "full amount of harm that's been done to her. During her testimony, Andrews said she has suffered because of the video for the last seven years. She was forced to seek help in dealing with the trauma and now has an elaborate strategy for checking out hotels she stays in.
Occasionally sobbing, sportscaster Erin Andrews testified Monday about her frustration as nude videos of her propagated across the Internet despite her willingness to pay "whatever it took" to remove them. Andrews began testifying late in the day in Nashville, Tennessee, in her lawsuit against Michael David Barrett, the man who stalked her and posted the videos, which he shot in hotels in Nashville and Columbus, Ohio. The hotel companies say that Barrett is solely to blame and that he alone should be held responsible.
Barrett explained how he did it in a 2. On the house phone it shows a room number, so I knew what room she was in. He went up to the floor where Andrews was staying and noticed that a maid was cleaning an adjacent room.
News of the settlement was first reported by The Tennessean. Andrews, who then worked for ESPN, was secretly filmed through a peephole by a stalker while staying at the Nashville Marriott in She said she had suffered for seven years because of the trauma caused by the video.
Taylor said he actually wanted to give Andrews more money because the Internet videos will never go away. But one hospitality expert said hotels are already safe and called what the stalker did an anomaly. Hotels have been working for the past 15 years to better ensure safety for an ever-growing number of female business travelers, said Donna Quadri-Felitti, director and associate professor of hospitality management at Penn State.
An attorney representing a hotel ownership group denies showing the peephole video of sportscaster Erin Andrews at a Nashville restaurant. Neal Peskind said in a statement he was having dinner with two friends when they began showing the naked video. He said he asked them to turn it off. The Fox television personality claims the hotel gave stalker Michael Barrett her room number, and allowed him to book the room next to hers.
Fill out the form below, or call us at The explosive scandal surrounding the Fox sports reporter has been a turbulent roller coaster ride bursting with naked pics on the Internet, lawsuits, public discussions, theories and millions of dollars in damages. The Erin Andrews peephole scandal, which is still one of the most talked-about topics whenever the subject of invasion of privacy comes up, is very much akin to the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.
A representative of a hotel group named in the lawsuit filed by Erin Andrews was spotted watching the secretly filmed nude video that the sportscaster has said continues to haunt her. He acknowledged in a statement that the footage was pulled up, but insisted it had all been blown out of proportion and that he would "never disrespect Ms. Andrews this week told the court how the peeping tom video — which went viral — has affected her life.