ESPN Reporter Is Suing for $75 Million Over a Creepy Incident at Nashville Hotel
Fox Sports personality Erin Andrews has filed a lawsuit seeking $75 million in damages after she was secretly videotaped while nude on three separate occasions in 2008.
According to The Smoking Gun, who broke the news after they received court documents:
“In December 2011, Andrews, 37, filed a lawsuit alleging that Marriott International and several other defendants were guilty of negligence and invasion of privacy in connection with stalker Michael David Barrett’s filming of her at the Nashville Marriott in September 2008.
Andrews alleges that Marriott workers helped facilitate Barrett’s videotaping by first revealing that she was a guest at the Nashville hotel, then disclosing her room number, and finally by agreeing to Barrett’s request to be placed in the room next door to the broadcaster. Andrews, then working for ESPN, was in town to cover a Vanderbilt University football game.”
Barrett, who later uploaded his videos to the internet, was subsequently apprehended by the FBI following a probe into the website where he uploaded his videos.
In December 2009, Barrett plead guilty to felony stalking and received 30 months in federal prison.
Andrews’ $75 million figure was released last week after the defendants in the case requested to know Andrews’ specific claim amount, saying that her previous claims were “unreasonably vague and ambiguous.”
The case, which lists Mariott, West End Hotel Partners, Windsor Capital Group and Barrett as defendants, will be heading to trial in February, according to the New York Daily News. It is expected to last ten days.