Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews wins her civil lawsuit, awarded $55 million


Erin Andrews scores victory for invasion of privacy

Erin Andrews won hotel civil lawsuit.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

NASHVILLE — Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews just hit the jackpot for being naked at the right place at the wrong time. Hell, Erin can retire if she wants to. On Monday, the photogenic blonde was awarded $55 million in her civil lawsuit against the Vanderbilt Marriott in Nashville. The jury, comprised of seven women and five men, reached the determination that Windsor Capitol — the company that manages the hotel — was largely at fault for negligence when stalker Michael Barrett recorded video (through a peephole) of Erin, 37, getting dressed in her hotel room before posting it online.

The video has been viewed tens of millions of times.

As the judge read the verdict, Erin broke out in tears. “I would like to thank the Nashville court, the court personnel and the jury for their service,” she tweeted afterward. “The support I’ve received from the people of Nashville has been overwhelming.”

“I would also like to thank my family, friends, and legal team,” Erin continued. “I’ve been honored by all the support from victims around the world. Their outreach has helped me be able to stand up and hold accountable those whose job it is to protect everyone’s safety, security and privacy.”

Percentage-wise, Barrett was found to be 51 percent at fault and the hotel was deemed 49 percent responsible. Meaning? Barrett was ordered to pay $28.5 million in restitution, while the hotel will cough up another $26.75 million in damages. Erin asked the court for $75 million and damn near got it.

Do you agree with the verdict?

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  1. Seems a very shaky, and vulnerable ruling. I am not familiar with the details of the case, other than what has been reported in this article and maybe there is an explanation that someone could give me to tighten this up, but as things stand, I see several problems here, the biggest is the 51-49% responsibility assigned by the court. The standings and most everything else, of the 2 parties found to be responsible in this case, the purpitrator and the hotel, are completely dissimilar to the point of non compairability. I’m not saying either one is not liabal or responsible for what was obviously a crime and violation of the plaintiffs rights to privacy and control of her own imagine etc., just that to assign responsibility based on the same standard to the 2 parties with such dissimilar standings, is to create a judgement based on a rational that can not possibly stand up to a logical scrutinizing of the verdict. The problems are too many to list, & this comment is too long already. I fear she may never see anything close to$55million. The case is already so public the Hotel doesn’t have much to gain by settling either.

  2. she won’t see a fraction of this money. It’ll be reduced on appeal to a few million that’ll get paid by the Marriott and only if it’s a corporate hotel. If it’s a lone guy that owns this hotel in a franchise situation then he’ll just declare bankruptcy and there won’t be a payout at all.

    This verdict is a message sent by the jury to a multi billion dollar corporation that they need to have policies and procedures in place that prevent this from happening again.

  3. 55 Million!!!

    Now that I think about it, I think someone was taking pictures of me naked at a Marriott.

    I’m tearing up just thinking about it!

  4. She’s lucky if she sees $5 million. Most likely the case will be appealed and eventually settled for approximately 10% of the original award. If she fights it, it would probably be prolonged for years to come. That’s the way justice is served sometimes…

  5. Barrett did wrong, period, punishment in order. But Andrews is playing this for all its worth and now she’s cashed in on $55M and she looked very happy. This judgement is totally inappropriate. I know military Vets that have lost limbs and suffered serious injuries yet they haven’t received a fraction of this amount. Andrew’s is a polished scammer, no worse than a person who through fraud gets food stamps and welfare, she’s a leech on society.

  6. 51/49 responsibility? How did they come up with those numbers exactly? Remove the hotel from the equation and Andrews still has a guy stalking her. Remove the stalker from the equation and everything is perfectly fine. It’s more like 90% responsibility on the man and 10% on the hotel.

  7. Aint no bitch worth $55 mil

  8. She is hot. I can see why the stalker jerked off to her video.

  9. If she was black she wouldve lost.

  10. Watching tits through a peephole is worth $55 million? What is this country coming to?

  11. Am I the only one who doesnt think she’s goodlooking????

  12. Like a typical female she cried for the jury and got her way.

  13. $55 million… Lol…. what a joke

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