Today, Erin Andrews was awarded $55 Million dollars by a jury.
The sportscaster’s original lawsuit asked for $75 million from the owner and operator of the Nashville, Tennessee, hotel where she was staying as a guest.
Michael David Barrett, the video shooter, used horniness, ingenuity and a hacksaw make room’s peephole bigger. Big enough to shoot through. He record a video of a naked Ms. Andrews in 2008.
Sources say that jurors took photos with Andrews after the amount was announced, and she graciously signed autographs.
The jury found Barrett to be 51 percent at fault and required him to pay out more than $28 million. West End Hotel Partners, which owns and operates that Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, was found to be 49 percent at fault and asked to pay out more than $26 million.
Barrett was convicted in criminal court of stalking Andrews and sentenced to two and a half years in prison where there are no peep holes. Only bars.
As technology and recording devices get smaller and smaller, privacy will continue to be a hot topic. Drones, video bot, system hacks and questions of who owns airspace outside of an apartment will make these types of lawsuits more and more frequent.