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Jury Awards Erin Andrews $55 Million in Nude Video Civil Suit

The ruling comes after an emotional two week trial.
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After two weeks in court, a Nashville jury has awarded sportscaster Erin Andrews $55 million on Monday, according to Law360.

Related: Erin Andrews vs. Nashville Marriott: Inside the $75 Million Peephole Lawsuit

Andrews filed a $75 million lawsuit against Michael David Barrett, the stalker who posted a nude video of the journalist he captured through a peephole, as well as the owner and operator of the Nashville Marriott where the crime took place. Over time, the video has been viewed nearly 17 million times. The stalker -- Michael David Barrett -- has since been sentenced to 30 months of jail time.

Overall, the jury found Windsor Capital 49 percent at fault and Barrett 51 percent at fault.

Related: Defense Witness From Hotel Company Admits to Watching Erin Andrews Nude Video

Earlier in the case it was also revealed that her employer at the time, ESPN, may have made Andrews defend herself on air before returning to the mic. She now works for Fox.

During testimony, a tearful and depressed Andrews said she doubted she’d ever be able to get over the ordeal.

"I wanted to be the girl next door who loved sports, and now I'm the girl with a hotel scandal," she says in her testimony.

Related: Erin Andrews Breaks Down During Dad's Testimony in $75 Million Civil Suit 

 

 

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