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US TV presenter Erin Andrews seeking £50m judgment in hotel voyeur case

Published 17/10/2015

The Marriott hotel chain is at the centre of the lawsuit brought by US sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews
The Marriott hotel chain is at the centre of the lawsuit brought by US sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews

US sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews is seeking a 75 million dollar (£50 million) judgment against the Marriott hotel chain and a man who admitted making secret nude tapes of her in 2008.

The lawsuit filed in Nashville in 2010 was amended this week to include the dollar amount the former ESPN reporter is suing for on the basis of negligence and invasion of privacy.

Michael David Barrett, of Westmont, Illinois, pleaded guilty in federal court in Los Angeles in 2009 to renting hotel rooms next to Andrews in three cities, altering the peepholes and shooting videos in two locations in Columbus, Ohio, and in Nashville.

The lawsuit alleges the Nashville hotel agreed to Barrett's request to book a room next to where Andrews was staying.

Marriott declined to comment on pending litigation.

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