“Erin Andrews has been awarded $55 million in her lawsuit against the owner of the Nashville hotel in which she was filmed while changing clothes in her room, the hotel’s former management group and the man who did it and uploaded the footage to the Internet,” reports the Washington Post.
Andrews’ “attorneys claimed the Nashville Marriott, owned by West End Hotel Partners, was negligent in allowing Michael David Barrett to learn of her room number and to rent his own room adjacent to it; the hotel is a franchise and the Marriott corporation was not part of the suit,” the Post adds.
“A jury of seven women and five men found Barrett, whose 2013 deposition in which he explained how he filmed Andrews was played in court, responsible for 51 percent [of the $55 million award] and the hotel companies for the rest,” the story says.
Andrews, 37, was working for ESPN at the time of the incident. She currently works for Fox Sports and is also the co-host of “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC.
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