NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest in the trial involving sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews, who filed a $75 million lawsuit against a luxury hotel and a man who admitted to making secret nude videos of her (all times local)
Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews says her career has thrived after a stalker took nude videos of her and posted them on the Internet.
Andrews made the comments Tuesday under cross-examination. She has been on the witness stand for two days, often giving tearful testimony about the fear and emotional fallout she says she suffered as a result of the stalking and the videos.
She has filed a $75 million lawsuit against her stalker and the owner and operator of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt. The hotel is a franchise.
Jurors will have to determine whether the companies share some of the blame after stalker Michael David Barrett altered a peephole in her hotel room in September 2008 to shoot the secret video footage. They also will have to determine how much Andrews suffered emotionally.
Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews says she does not think she will ever get over the emotional fallout that came after a stalker secretly took nude videos of her and put them on the Internet.
The stalker was able to get the videos after altering hotel room door peepholes, removing them and placing his cellphone camera against the empty hole.
During testimony Tuesday in a civil trial, Andrews said she remains on guard every time she stays in a hotel during business travels.
Andrews said she immediately asks to change rooms as soon as she checks in, refuses to let anyone inside, and sweeps it for cameras and "booby traps."
Jurors are expected to hear more testimony from sportscaster Erin Andrews on how her life was affected when a stalker secretly made nude videos of her and posted them on the Internet.
Andrews told jurors Monday that it ripped her apart when some said they thought the videos were a publicity stunt. She broke down, saying she's anxious and depressed, and gets taunted by people who've seen the videos.
Andrews has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the stalker and the owner and manager of the Marriott at Vanderbilt. She blames the hotel companies after the stalker altered a room peephole, removed it and shot video while she stayed in Nashville to cover football for ESPN.
The hotel companies say what happened is terrible but the stalker is to blame.