Erin Andrews’ Trial: Jury Selection To Begin In $75 Million Stalking Lawsuit
Erin Andrews‘ $75 million stalking lawsuit against the Nashville, Tenn., Marriott at Vanderbilt University heads to court Monday.
Erin Andrews Lawsuit
In the civil suit, Andrews has alleged that the Marriott was negligent in allowing her stalker Michael David Barrett to specifically request and reserve the room next to hers, reported the Washington Post. Barrett went on to fit the peephole of her room at the Marriott with a camera that recorded Andrews changing her clothes. According to court documents, Barrett then uploaded the videos onto the Internet.
In addition to accusing the Marriott of negligence, Andrews is also accusing the company of infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy, according to The Tennessean.
Jury selection for the trial commences Monday in Nashville. Circuit Court Judge Hamilton Gayden is hearing the case.
In 2008, Andrews, now a Fox Sports sideline reporter, was working for ESPN. She was on assignment in Nashville to cover a Vanderbilt football game, and staying at the University hotel.
Barrett had pleaded guilty in 2009 in Los Angeles federal court to reserving rooms next to ones in which Andrews was staying at in three different cities, and placing recording devices in the reporter’s peepholes in Nashville and in Columbus, Ohio. In 2010, he was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
In addition to her work in sports journalism, Andrews serves as the host on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars alongside Tom Bergeron.
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