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Erin Andrews video lawsuit: Sportscaster awarded $55 million

Erin Andrews video lawsuit: Sportscaster awarded $55 million

Erin Andrews video lawsuit: Sportscaster awarded $55 million 

After years and years of ignominy and suffering shame following a peephole video was shot and put online, Erin Andrews has won $55 million in lawsuit.

Erin Andrews who made a name for herself as a sportscaster remains one of the top paid television personalities in the US. Andrews hosts FOX College Football for Fox Sports, as well as Dancing with the Stars for ABC. Andrews was previously a co-host of College GameDay on ESPN and a contributor for Good Morning America on the ABC network.

She has also been associated with biggest sporting event and had long-standing associations with major sporting events, including the Super Bowl and the World Series.

Sportscaster and television host Erin Andrews waits for the jury to enter the courtroom Friday, March 4, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Andrews has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the franchise owner and manager of a luxury hotel and a man who admitted to making secret nude recordings of her in 2008. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool)

Sportscaster and television host Erin Andrews waits for the jury to enter the courtroom Friday, March 4, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Andrews has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the franchise owner and manager of a luxury hotel and a man who admitted to making secret nude recordings of her in 2008. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool)

In a huge relief to the sportscaster who many claim could have a huge Hollywood career a jury on Monday found a Nashville hotel liable for a nude video of sportscaster Erin Andrews. The jury after years of litigation awarded her $55 million in damages to be paid by the hotel and the man who shot the video.

Some eight years ago, when the Erin Andrew peephole video went viral, it completely crashed the internet. Later a shocked Andrews sued the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University over a 2008 video of her that was taken by a stalker in an adjoining room and posted on the Internet in 2009. Andrews, a Fox sportscaster who used to work for ESPN, had sought $75 million in damages.

As the verdict was delivered, Erin Andrew said, “I’ve been honored by all the support from victims around the world. Their outreach has helped me be able to stand up and hold accountable those whose job it is to protect everyone’s safety, security and privacy”.

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