Erin Andrews, the former ESPN sportscaster and current Fox College Sports host, was awarded $55 million by a jury Monday in a suit over a nude video filmed through the peephole of her Marriott hotel door in 2009.
Andrews had asked for $75 million in the suit she filed against the owner of the Nashville Marriott, a group called West End Partners; the hotel managers, Windsor Capital Group; and a man named Michael David Barrett, who took video of her undressing through a peephole in her hotel room and subsequently published the footage online. Attorneys for the Nashville Marriott claimed in their defense that Andrews benefited professionally from the exposure the footage brought her. Andrews testified that the way the media covered the video at the time made it seem like Andrews was part of a publicity stunt.
A jury of seven women and five men found Barrett and the two companies responsible, awarding her $55 million in damages, of which Barrett is responsible for 51 percent.