Erin Andrews updates 2011 lawsuit, seeks $75M in damages

Erin Andrews arrives at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday July 15, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – According to an amended complaint filed this week with the Davidson County Circuit Court, television personality Erin Andrews is now asking to be awarded $75 million dollars in damages following a Peeping Tom incident in 2008.

The “Dancing with the Stars” co-host and Fox Sports reporter first initiated the lawsuit in 2011 after she was secretly videotaped at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt by stalker Michael Barrett.

Barrett, the Nashville Marriott, and Marriott International, Inc. are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

In 2008, Barrett altered the peephole to Andrew’s hotel room and then recorded video of her while she was naked and changing clothes.

He later posted the video to the Internet.

Barrett was found guilty in the criminal case stemming from the incident and previously sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.

In the civil suit, Andrews alleges the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt revealed Andrew’s hotel room number and intentionally placed Barrett in the room next to Andrews.

The filing says Andrews continues to suffer from severe and permanent emotional distress and embarrassment.

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