Erin Andrews who is known as the sexy ESPN Sportscaster has officially been awarded a settlement amount of $55 million for damages sustained after a a peeping-tom named Barrett secretly recorded her in the nude at the Nashville Marriott and then posted the video to the net.
The lawsuit was against the owner of the Nashville Marriott, West End Partners; the Windsor Capital Group that manages the hotel and Michael Barrett and the man who filmed Andrews by removing peepholes from her door and pointing his cell phone camera into her room without her knowledge.
Andrews went on record today saying: “I would like to thank the Nashville court, the court personnel and the jury for their service. The support I’ve received from the people of Nashville has been overwhelming. I would also like to thank my family, friends, and legal team.” She goes on to say: “I have been honored by all the support that has come to my attention from victims around the world. Their outreach has helped me be able to stand up and hold accountable those whose job it is to protect everyone’s safety, security and privacy.”
Barrett who served prison time in 2009 for stalking testified during the trial that his motivation for filming Andrews was purely financial, not sexual, and that he was “not proud” of what he had done.
Andrew’s also said in court documents: “One of the worst thoughts I have is when I walk around a stadium … there’s always that thought, as I walk right by the stands, and I think, ‘My God, everyone in this stadium has seen that video.”
This entire trial was basically the powerhouse attorneys of the Marriott trying to convince the judge that they were not at fault. However the judge begged to differ and now they must pay. Her only hurdle now is trying to get everyone to pay up as the portion of the judgment that the perv is responsible she will never see as he will be filing bankruptcy and the Marriott may or may not appeal the judgment keeping it in the court system for years to come. Ah the court system, you got to love it.
After the trial was said and done, Andrews took to Twitter posting:
— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) March 7, 2016
Here is the verdict coming in by the presiding Judge:
So what do you think? Did she get what she deserved or should she have gotten more or less? Let us know in the comments section below.