Erin Andrews Wins $55 Million in Peephole Case
Posted On Mar 08, 2016
Empowered women everywhere are applauding former ESPN sportscaster, Erin Andrews, for her recent victory in court. A Nashville jury has awarded Erin Andrews $55 million in her civil lawsuit over the secret recording and release of a video showing her naked during a hotel stay.
In case you missed it, Andrews sued West End Hotel Partners, the hotel where she was staying at in 2008 for a peeping Tom incident. Michael David Barrett, the stalker who used a hacksaw to tamper with her room’s peephole and record the video was sued separately.
ABC News reported that the jury found Barrett to be 51 percent at fault and required him to pay out more than $28 million. West End Hotel Partners, which owns and operates the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, was found to be 49 percent at fault and asked to pay out more than $26 million.
Andrews released a statement on her Twitter account following the jury’s verdict.
— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) March 7, 2016
We excitedly congratulate the 37-year-old on her win. But more importantly, on her bravery, courage and tenacity. Her willingness to speak out about the humiliation she suffered and the unfairness she encountered as the victim of a sex crime has served as an inspiration to countless women. It’s people like Erin Andrews and Kesha who are making it a little easier to fight back, not just in the courtroom, but in life.