The legend of the Erin Andrews video simply will not die. ESPN's resident sideline hottie made headlines again today regarding her video, but this time Andrews went on the offense. Andrews took the initiative at those responsible for allowing the video to be made in the first place.
It is one of the first public comments she has made regarding her video which hit the web like a forest fire, burning up downloading bandwidth everywhere.
Andrews is now seeking damages to the hotel chain where the peephole video was made. The video, which was filmed in Nashville Marriott in 2008, is now cause for Andrews to sue the hotel chain for compensation due to lack of privacy.
Andrews was videotaped naked in her hotel room while on a coverage road trip. The grainy video filmed through a peephole in 2008 and released on the web to the amazement of her loyal male fans everywher much to her embarrassment.
Andrews is now taking the issue to the courts. She send her lawyers after the Marriott and Radisson chains of hotels.
According to the Associated Press, Andrews representation of Greene, Broilett & Wheeler released a statement saying “Not only did the hotels confirm that Ms. Andrews was intending to register as a guest, but they also released, without Ms. Andrews’ consent, her room number. The hotels then provided Michael David Barrett a hotel room immediately adjacent to hers.”
Andrews said that she is suing the hotel chains not only because of her own privacy violation, but to hold those accountable who could be responsible for such an event happening to another person in the future."Although I'll never be able to fully erase the impact that this invasion of privacy has had upon me and my family, I do hope that my experience will cause the hospitality industry to be more vigilant in protecting its guests from the time they reserve a hotel room until they check out," Andrews said in a statement Thursday (taken from CNN.com)
Andrews' stalker, Michael David Barrett, plead guilty to federal stalking charges. Barrett, who reportedly released 10 videos of Andrews on the internet, will serve two and a half years in prison.
Andrews' civil suit, filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, accuses the hotels of negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy. (CNN.com)
After a hiatus from her regular ESPN duties, Andrew recently restarted her beat on ESPN's baseball coverage. Andrews will be back at her regular schedule for this upcoming college football season.