Popular US television host and sportscaster Erin Andrews has sued the Marriott Hotel for Rs 511 crores as an unidentified man shot nude videos of her while she was changing her dress and later put them on internet. She broke down repeatedly and told the jurors of the devastation she continuous to feel. “The moment I come to know about the nude video, I grabbed my laptop and flipped it open and like you know your body, and I saw it for two seconds and was like ‘oh my god,'” she said through tears on the stand.
“I called my parents,” she continued. “I was just screaming, that I was naked all over the Internet. And I didn’t know what it was.”
Andrews sobbed as she recalled how some in the media speculated that she was doing it to attract attention to herself before the FBI made an arrest.
“Probably for three months, everybody thought it was a publicity stunt,” she said, choking up on the stand. “That ripped me apart.”
“I wanted to be the girl next door who loved sports, and now I’m the girl with a hotel scandal,” she said.
She said the stalking left her fearful, anxious and depressed.
The reason to sue the stalker and the owner and operator of the Marriott at Vanderbilt for such a huge amount of $75 million is primarily because none would do such a nasty act again, she said.