Andrews, a Fox Sports reporter and co-host of the TV show "Dancing with the Stars," wept as jurors announced the verdict. She hugged her attorneys and family, who have supported her inside the courtroom throughout the emotional trial. Jurors heard directly from Andrews, who testified that she was humiliated, shamed and suffers from depression as a result of the video, which has been viewed by millions of people online. Andrews' parents described for jurors the terror they and their daughter felt after learning of the video but not knowing who took it, where it was shot and if someone was still watching their daughter.
Occasionally sobbing, sportscaster Erin Andrews testified Monday about her frustration as nude videos of her propagated across the Internet despite her willingness to pay "whatever it took" to remove them. Andrews began testifying late in the day in Nashville, Tennessee, in her lawsuit against Michael David Barrett, the man who stalked her and posted the videos, which he shot in hotels in Nashville and Columbus, Ohio. The hotel companies say that Barrett is solely to blame and that he alone should be held responsible. Andrews, now a Fox Sports host, was working for ESPN when she checked in to the Nashville hotel in September to help cover a college football game. She broke down several times as she talked about how she was mortified that many in the public assumed that she'd OK'd the video as a publicity stunt.
By Chris Pleasance For Dailymail. The stalker who posted naked footage of ESPN presenter Erin Andrews online has explained how he managed to make the film. Michael David Barrett, who was jailed for 20 months after admitting making the film, said he got Andrews' room number after calling from the hotel lobby, before requesting to stay next door to her. Once in the room, he described modifying the peephole in her door with a hacksaw before listening for her to get out of the shower, then filming her with his cell phone.
Andrews sued the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University over a video of her that was taken by a stalker in an adjoining room and posted on the Internet in He said he would consult with his clients - the hotel owners and its former operators - on whether they would appeal. 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," Andrews said in a brief statement on her Twitter feed. Andrews testified for two days during the trial, saying that since the video was seen by millions of people, she experienced serious mental injury, including depression, crying spells and sleeplessness.