Erin Andrews adds hotel chain to peephole video lawsuit
Erin Andrews is suing Michael David Barrett and Marriott hotels for $1.2 million for "severe and permanent emotional distress." (Photo Credit: Patstuart /Wikipedia/CC BY-SA)

ESPN reporter, recent “Dancing with the Stars” (DWTS) contestant and unintentional online nudie celebrity Erin Andrews has been wrung through the grinder long enough. A Los Angeles Court sentenced Erin Andrews peephole video producer Michael David Barrett to prison for two-and-a-half years for interstate stalking. Now it has been revealed that Erin Andrews has filed a lawsuit in a Cook County, Ill., court against the hotel chain, its affiliates and Barrett, who is from Westmont, Ill. Charges include negligence and invasion of privacy; the peephole video incident occurred seven months ago.

Erin Andrews is suing Marriott and Barrett for $1.2 million

According to the Huffington Post, Erin Andrews’ lawsuit claims that the Marriott hotel chain “confirmed where Barrett was staying and gave out (Andrews’) room number without her permission.” The $1.2 million lawsuit would cover her “severe and permanent emotional distress,” says her complaint. Barrett’s Erin Andrews peephole video (filmed in two separate hotels to which Barrett followed Andrews, reportedly) immediately went viral and made Andrews the target of an overwhelming media crunch.

GameDay and body image

Aside from the ongoing saga of the peephole video nightmare, Erin Andrews has been enjoying life. Her performance on DWTS garnered a great deal of positive attention, and she has signed a new multi-year deal with ESPN. She’ll join the crew of the network’s “College GameDay” and will be a regular contributor to ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Both ESPN and ABC are owned by Disney.

Yet Andrews still can’t seem to escape from the body-related questions. US Magazine reports that she’s dissatisfied with her post-DWTS weight (“I would like to put on a couple pounds”), while Vanity Fair contributing editor George Wayne recently subjected Erin Andrews to a “candid” interview in which he asked such questions as:

“You’ve got these long spindly legs. Did you have a nickname?”
“Do you have man-size feet like Paris Hilton? You know, she can find shoes to fit her only in the ‘tranny’ section of the shoe store.”
“What is the one thing you take when feeling constipated?”

Are those edgy questions? Or are they creepy? Whatever the case, these days it seems like another day in the life for Erin Andrews.


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Quick Erin Andrews wrap-up from the Associated Press

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