Erin Andrews Drops Huge Claim on Hotel Over Peeping

She holds Marriott chain responsible, seeks $75M
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2015 6:05 AM CDT
Reporter Erin Andrews watches play between the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

(Newser) Erin Andrews wants Marriott to pay up in a big way over the peeping Tom who filmed her in her hotel room seven years ago. The Fox Sports reporter and Dancing With the Stars co-host this week amended her 2011 lawsuit against the hotel chain to specify that she's seeking $75 million in damages over the 2008 incident, reports the Smoking Gun.

Her lawyers allege that Nashville Marriott employees not only disclosed that she was a guest at the hotel, but they revealed her room number and allowed Michael Barrett to grab the room next door. Barrett, who got a 30-month sentence for felony stalking, filmed the then-ESPN reporter through a peephole and put the nude images online. The case goes to trial in February. (Read more Erin Andrews stories.)

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