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Erin Andrews Awarded $55 Million In Peeping Tom Lawsuit

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Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews sued a Nashville Marriott franchise proprietor for $seventy five million, saying the lodge was negligent in permitting a person who stalked her to remain in a room subsequent to hers.

A jury of 5 males and 7 ladies selected Monday to award Erin Andrews $fifty five million in her lawsuit over a 2008 peeping Tom video of the sportscaster shot at a Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University.

According to reporter Jesse Knutson, the jury discovered that the lodge operator, proprietor and Michael Barrett, the person who shot the movies, all partially accountable. 

The jury declared Barrett fifty one % liable, so he’s on the hook for greater than $28 million. The lodge’s possession group was discovered forty nine % liable, in order that they should pay greater than $26 million. 

Soon after the choice was introduced, Andrews expressed her gratitude to the courtroom and the jury in a press release posted to Twitter:

“I want to thank the Nashville courtroom, the courtroom personnel and the jury for his or her service. The help I’ve acquired from the individuals of Nashville has been overwhelming. I would additionally like thank my household, associates and authorized workforce. I’ve been honored by all of the help victims all over the world. Their outreach has helped me have the ability to rise up and maintain accountable these whose job it’s to guard everybody’s security, safety and privateness.”

Andrews had filed a lawsuit for $seventy five million towards the franchise proprietor of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, in addition to Barrett, who, in September 2008, shot the movies of her getting undressed via a lodge room peephole. She believed the lodge was negligent in permitting Barrett to pick a room immediately subsequent to hers with out notification.

In May 2011, Barrett was sentenced to 30 months in jail for stalking and for capturing the movies.

Andrews was delivered to tears quite a few occasions throughout courtroom proceedings. During her testimony earlier within the week, the 37-yr-previous spoke concerning the toll the movies took on her psychologically, mentioning that she nonetheless switches rooms upon arriving at motels and checks for “booby traps” and recording units. At one level, the protection even insinuated that the nude movies helped Andrews’ profession.

On the fourth day of the trial, a pc skilled estimated that the nude movies of Andrews had been seen about 17 million occasions since July 2009.

 

This submit has been up to date to incorporate a press release from Erin Andrews and extra details about the case.

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