Erin Andrews Sues Hotel Chains, Stalker

ESPN reporter seeks civil remedies from Marriott, Radisson
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2010 5:10 AM CDT
Erin Andrews Sues Hotel Chains, Stalker
Erin Andrews and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy perform "Dancing With the Stars," May 24, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Larkey)

(Newser) – Erin Andrews is suing the insurance exec who stalked her as well as the hotels where he videotaped her nude, alleging they gave out her room number and allowed him to book rooms next to hers. The ESPN reporter and Dancing With the Stars competitor wants "to hold accountable those who put my personal safety at risk and who allowed my privacy to be invaded," she said in a statement to USA Today.

Besides Michael David Barrett, who pleaded guilty and is serving 2½ years, Andrews filed suit against Marriott, Radisson, and five other hotel-related entities. She accuses the hotels of negligence and invasion of privacy for their part in Barrett's actions, which eventually led to cellphone videos of Andrews being posted online, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. She's seeking financial damages of at least $650,000, the LA Times reports.
(Read more Erin Andrews stories.)

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