Erin Andrews just landed a big victory in court today over a video that was posted online of her in which she was being secretly recorded by a stalker. She was awarded a BIG chunk of money by the jury.
A jury has awarded Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit over a secretly recorded nude video that a stalker took of her in a hotel room and posted online.
Andrews, who works for Fox Sports and co-hosts TV’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’, maintained that the stalker and two hotel companies were to blame for the 2008 video. Her original lawsuit sought $75 million in damages.
Attorneys for the owner and former operator of the Marriott at Vanderbilt University argued that while what happened to Andrews was terrible, the convicted stalker, Michael David Barrett, should be solely to blame for the video shot in 2008.
Jurors started their deliberations on Monday after two weeks of emotional testimony and came back with its decision Monday after about a day of discussion.
They heard directly from Andrews, who tearfully 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.
Read more: Daily Mail