Erin Andrews Sues Hotel Chains Over Peephole Recordings: [ send to a friend ]
ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, who was secretly videotaped nude, has filed a lawsuit against seven hotels and the suburban Chicago man who admitted to making the tapes.
Andrews filed the suit against the hotels for negligence and invasion of privacy. She blames the hotels for confirming she was staying there and giving out her room number without permission.
She is asking for more than $1.2 million from the hotels and has sued Michael David Barrett for "severe and permanent emotional distress."
Barrett was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to interstate stalking and admitting to altering the peepholes and shooting videos in two locations in Columbus and Nashville.
Andrews says she's also hoping that the lawsuit will force the hotels to be more concerned with privacy.
"Although I'll never be able to fully erase the impact that this invasion of privacy has had upon me and my family, I do hope that my experience will cause the hospitality industry to be more vigilant in protecting its guests from the time they reserve a hotel room until they check out."