An­drews’s law­suit seeks $75 mil­lion for peep­hole

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS - BY MATT BON­ES­TEEL matt.bon­es­teel@wash­post.com

Erin An­drews of Fox Sports is seek­ing $75 mil­lion in her law­suit against Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional and Michael David Bar­rett, who pleaded guilty to felony stalk­ing in 2009 af­ter he used a peep­hole to film her un­dress­ing in a Nashville Mar­riott and then posted the videos to the In­ter­net.

The amount was re­vealed in court doc­u­ments ob­tained by the Smok­ing Gun, which has more on the law­suit:

“An­drews al­leges that Mar­riott work­ers helped fa­cil­i­tate Bar­rett’s video­tap­ing by first re­veal­ing that she was a guest at the Nashville ho­tel, then dis­clos­ing her room num­ber, and fi­nally by agree­ing to Bar­rett’s re­quest to be placed in the room next door to the broad­caster. An­drews, then work­ing for ESPN, was in town to cover a Van­der­bilt foot­ball game.

“Bar­rett, who filmed An­drews through a front door peep­hole, sub­se­quently up­loaded sev­eral ex­plicit clips to a video Web site, which prompted an FBI probe that re­sulted in his ar­rest.”

Bar­rett, who is also a de­fen­dant in the An­drews law­suit, was sen­tenced to 30 months in pri­son fol­low­ing his De­cem­ber 2009 guilty plea to felony stalk­ing.

The trial is set to be­gin in Fe­bru­ary, more than four years af­ter An­drews orig­i­nally filed her law­suit. She al­leges that em­ploy­ees of the ho­tel were neg­li­gent by re­veal­ing her room in­for­ma­tion to Bar­rett.

STEPHANIE DIANI/AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Erin An­drews filed a law­suit against Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional.

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