Erin Andrews trial set to begin on Monday
The trial involving FOX Sports’ Erin Andrews and Michael David Barrett, the man accused of secretly videotaping her undressing in a Tennessee hotel room, is set to begin on Monday.
It was reported back in October that Andrews would be seeking $75 million in damages from the 2008 incident, which occurred following ESPN’s coverage of a Vanderbilt football game while she was employed as a sideline reporter for the network.
The damages she seeks is from the Nashville Marriott, Windsor Capital Group and Barrett himself. The trial is expected to last about 10 days.
According to The Tennessean, Andrews accuses the Marriott hotel of negligence, infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy by allowing Barrett to book the adjoining rooms next to hers, rig peepholes and film videos of her changing clothes.
Barrett has already served 30 months in prison after being arrested in 2009 and pleading guilty to stalking and shooting the nude videos. He’s also being accused of posting the videos online and attempting to sell them to TMZ.