Jury Awards Erin Andrews $55 Million In Peephole Stalker Case
As Matt Damon said after winning a big case against a corrupt insurance company in The Rainmaker: "Well, the money's not in the bank yet."
Erin Andrews won a $55 million award from the jury in the notorious Peephole Stalker case today, as a jury found in her favor against stalker Michael David Barrett, who videotaped her through a peephole during her stay in Nashville hotel in 2009.
The original lawsuit asked for $75 million.
The jury deliberated for less than eight hours, splitting the blame — and the damages — roughly equally between Barrett, who will have to pay about $28 million, and the two companies, which are on the hook for about $26 million.
Andrews is unlikely to receive $28 million from Barrett, who earlier received a 2 1/2-year prison sentence for his actions. The Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University and its parent company, West End Hotel Partners, are another matter. The two companies have not yet decided if they will appeal.
Andrews' post-verdict statement:
— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) March 7, 2016
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