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Erin Andrews Gets $55 Million in Hotel Stalker Case

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Malcolm Venable

Sports reporter and Dancing with the Starsco-host Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million in her lawsuit against a stalker who secretly recorded video of her nude in a hotel room, the Associated Press reports. The stalker was responsible for 51 percent of the blame, the jury found, while two hotel companies would share the rest - putting their share at about $27 million.

Andrews maintained that someone at a Nashville Marriott gave Michael David Barrett her room number and honored his request to be placed near her. That allowed him to alter peepholes, film her and then upload videos that have been viewed by millions online.

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The jury found that the hotel's owner, West End Hotel Partners, and former operator Windsor Capital Group should share blame. Andrews testified during her trial that she was humiliated and suffers from depression because of the ordeal, even though Barrett pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 2 ½ years.

"This happens every day of my life," she said through tears. "Either I get a tweet or somebody makes a comment in the paper or somebody sends me a still video to my Twitter....I feel so embarrassed and I am so ashamed."

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