Sportscaster Erin Andrews settles peephole lawsuit
Apr 26, 2016 11:41 PM EDT
Popular sportscaster Erin Andrews and the hotel management and owner whom she blamed over a peephole incident have finally reached a settlement. However, the conditions of the deal were not disclosed to the public.
Randall Kinnard, the representing attorney for FOX College Football reporter Erin Andrews said the litigation came to its end, the Tennessean reported. "Erin Andrews is satisfied with the settlement, the terms of which are confidential," the lawyer from Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge in Nashville stated. Andrews also won her stalker lawsuit case in March, in which a Nashville court jury awarded her with $55 million.
Michael David Barrett, the stalker who filmed her through a hole during her stay on a Nashvilled Marriott hotel was also ordered to pay $28 million. The sportscaster also named the hotel owner and operator, West End Hotel Partners and Windsor Capital Group, as defendants whom were all on the hook to pay the remaining monetary compensation worth $27 million.
The lawyer for Andrews requested the court judge to apply rules of joint and several liability. "The settlement was reached hours before lawyers were expected to return to court for an issue that could have left the hotel companies paying more," Daily Caller quoted.
Andrews sued the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University over a 2008 video taken by a stalker in an adjoining room which was uploaded on the Internet in 2009. She had sought $75 million in damages over the said incident.
The 37-year old television personality said she suffered anxiety, shame and depression since the video was released, Sporting News reported. News media and critics have also accused her that she knew about the video, and have done it in order to add more popularity. Barrett pleaded guilty to stalking Andrews and making the video in 2009. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Despite the scandal, her career as a sportscaster continued as she became the current top NFL sideline reporter with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman in Fox.