Jury To Begin Deliberations in Erin Andrews' Civil Peeping Tom Trial
The judge presiding over the Erin Andrews peeping tom trial has ordered jurors to begin deliberating in a civil suit brought against a Tennessee hotel and the man convicted of taping her while she was naked in her room.
Michael Barrett has already served 27 months in jail for the crime. Now he is facing civil damages.
Deliberations began Friday on whether the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University should pay $75 million in damages to the Dancing With the Stars co-host.
In their closing statements, Andrews’ lawyers spoke of the anguish she suffered.
"She just screamed and screamed: 'I am naked all over the internet,'" an attorney said.
Legal expert Royal Oakes told IE: "Erin Andrews, her huge career success is really going to interfere with her ability to score big in this suit. The fact of the matter is after the incident ... (she) took lots of big contracts, including Victoria's Secret. So, she can't say it ruined her life."