The Latest: Money was motive for Erin Andrews nude videos
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Latest in the trial involving sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews, who filed a $75 million lawsuit against a luxury hotel and a man who admitted to making secret nude videos of her (all times local):
Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews has broken down on the witness stand, telling jurors that it ripped her apart when some people in the media said nude videos posted of her on the Internet were a publicity stunt.
Andrews wept thought much of her testimony Monday, saying she has been left anxious, fearful and depressed after a man secretly recorded the videos while she was in hotel rooms.
Andrews told jurors that she is still dealing with the emotional fallout from the nude videos, which are still posted online, and she is harassed daily by fans who tell her they've seen the footage.
The man who stalked her and secretly shot the videos testified earlier in the day that he did it because he needed the money. Michael David Barrett wanted to sell the videos but wound up posting them online after celebrity gossip website TMZ refused to buy the footage.
A man who stalked and secretly shot nude videos of sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews has testified that he did it because he needed money.
Michael David Barrett said during a previously recorded deposition that his plan was to sell the secret video of Andrews. His deposition was played in the courtroom Monday.
He says the only reason he picked Andrews was because she was popular, and he got the idea after he saw that she was trending on the website Yahoo.
Barrett spent 2 1/2 years in federal prison after he admitted to reserving hotel rooms next to the Andrews three times. He shot nude videos of her in Nashville and Columbus, Ohio, and posted them on the Internet.
Andrews has filed a $75 million lawsuit against Barrett and the owner and manager of the Marriott at Vanderbilt.
The hotel companies say Barrett is solely to blame.
Andrews was not in the courtroom when the video of Barrett was played.
Jurors could soon hear testimony from sportscaster Erin Andrews as well as the man who stalked her and posted nude videos of her on the Internet.
Andrews and her mother could testify as early as Monday in the $75 million civil case.
Michael David Barrett was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison after admitting to stalking Andrews in three different cities, altering peepholes in hotel rooms and secretly recording nude videos.
Jurors are expected to hear Barrett give details about the stalking. His testimony will be via video.
The sportscaster has sued Barrett and the franchise owner and operator of a Nashville hotel. The companies say the stalker should be held responsible.