Erin Andrews is certainly having a rough time as she endures testimony and the showing of a nude video that elicited a $75 million lawsuit against a Nashville hotel.
According to CNN, Andrews is suing the Nashville Marriott hotel and the serial stalker, Michael David Barrett, who allegedly recorded her through a peephole during her 2008 stay there.
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During testimony on Thursday, a computer expert testified that nearly 17 million people have viewed the nude peephole video of the 37-year-old TV sports reporter.
“Every minute, 1.5 people are watching that video,” Penn State Professor Bernard Jansen told jurors before showing seven clips of the 4½-minute video that stalker Michael David Barrett took and leaked online.
“Right now, someone is watching that video,’’ Jansen said.
According to Page Six, as Jansen described the adult websites the video has made its way onto, Andrews began weeping and left the courtroom minutes before the jurors watched the footage.
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Andrews is suing the owner and manager of the Nashville Marriott where she was staying when Barrett doctored a peephole on her door, allowing him to surreptitiously film the nude video.
Page Six reports that Andrews was particularly “concerned” about how she would discuss the incident with the man she is dating in California.
“She has this huge baggage that comes along with her that will have to become part of a dialogue in some way with a partner,” said Loren Comstock, a therapist that treated Erin between 2012 and 2013.
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Andrews’ lawyers allege the Marriott hotel was negligent when it allowed Barrett to request a room next door to Andrews without asking for her permission.
Marriott International executive Renne Buonicontri testified that Barrett’s request to be placed next to Andrews room, which allegedly came via the 1-800 Marriott International system, was never communicated to the local hotel.