Erin Andrews is going to court to seek $75 million in damages for the horrifying 2008 incident in which a peeping tom recording her undressing in her hotel room! The disgusting act scarred Erin, and she wants the hotel to pay up for letting him do it! Click through for five facts about her lawsuit.
Sports reporter Erin Andrews, 37, is seeking $75 million in damages from the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University because she believes the hotel was negligent in allowing a man named Michael David Barrett to secretly record her undressing her in her room. The trial over the disgusting incident started on Monday, February 22. There’s a lot to digest here; click through for five facts about the trial.
Her lawsuit is about the negligence of the hotel
The lawsuit alleges that the Nashville Marriott was negligent in allowing Michael to reserve a room next to hers back in 2008, rig the peephole to her room with a camera, and record her undressing. He then posted those videos to the internet. Erin was in town to cover a Vanderbilt football game for ESPN.
She’s not just suing the hotel
The incident allegedly inflicted emotional distress upon Erin, according to the lawsuit, as well as invasion of privacy on the part of the hotel. But she’s not just putting this on the hotel. She’s also accusing Windsor Capital Group, the hotel’s parent company, as well as Michael himself.
She originally tried to sue Marriott itself
In her original lawsuit, which was filed more than four years ago, Erin placed blame upon Marriott International, the entire hotel chain, instead of just the Nashville Marriott. A Tennessee judge threw this lawsuit out in January, ruling that the company could not be blamed for an incident that happened in one local hotel.
The trial will last about 10 days
Erin’s trial began on Monday, February 22, with the selection of a grand jury. On Tuesday, February 23, attorneys will offer up their opening statements. From there, the trial is expected to last about 10 days. We’ll see what happens!
Michael already served time for the crime
Michael pled guilty to felony stalking in 2009 and was sentenced to 30 months in prison. He served his time, and now lives in Oregon, according to The Tennessean.
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