Jury Awards Erin Andrews $55 Million in Civil Peeping Tom Suit
Andrews had sued a hotel where a stalker secretly recorded her naked through the peephole.
A Nashville jury has awarded Erin Andrews $55 million in her peeping trial civil lawsuit against a hotel and the man convicted of spying on her.
The "Dancing With the Stars" co-host burst into tears Monday evening inside the courtroom as the verdict was read.
She later hugged jurors, according to local reports. One jurist asked her for an autograph.
She posted this statement to her Twitter account:
Michael Barrett has already served 27 months in jail for the crime. He must pay 51 percent of the reduced award, jurors ruled. The hotel owner and operator must pay 49 percent.
Andrews had sought $75 million in damages.
Defense attorney Marc Dedman said he was "disappointed" with the jury's decision. He has not yet spoken to his clients about whether they will appeal the decision, he said.
Deliberations began Friday on whether the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University should pay $75 million in damages.
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.
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