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Erin Andrews Wants $75M in Damages From 2008 Hotel Peephole Video

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Event's host Erin Andrews attends the NFL Women's Style Showdown on September 24, 2015 in New York City. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for The Northwest)

By    |   Friday, 16 Oct 2015 02:18 PM

Erin Andrews is asking for $75 million in damages from Marriott International and other defendants after she was secretly filmed while nude in a hotel room in 2008.

Naked videos of Andrews in her Nashville hotel room surfaced online, and an FBI investigation resulted in the arrest of Michael David Barrett, The Smoking Gun reported. Barrett pleaded guilty to removing the peephole in Andrews' door and filming her. He received 30 months in prison for felony stalking, and he is also named as a defendant in Andrews' lawsuit.

In the lawsuit, which is set to go to trial in February, Andrews contends that Marriott employees gave Barrett her room number and allowed him to stay in the room next to hers at his request, according to The Smoking Gun.

Although the lawsuit was filed some time ago, defense lawyers had requested that Andrews specify her damages, calling the original claims "unreasonably vague and ambiguous," the website said. On Oct. 13, an amended complaint set the damages at $75 million.

Andrews, who co-hosts "Dancing With the Stars" when she's not covering the NFL for Fox Sports, told Redbook in this year's October issue that the stalking incident was the most difficult thing she's dealt with in her career.

"I'm not sure it will never be entirely over for me," she said. "What made that experience even more horrible was that a lot of people just looked at it as a joke — like I pursued litigation to become famous. It's proved to me how strong I am. I couldn't pretend like it wasn't a big deal. It was."

Online, many joke about the video, and some questioned whether it was worth a $75 million pricetag.





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