ESPN reporter and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Erin Andrews has filed a new $10 million invasion of privacy lawsuit.
In the suit, Andrews is asking $6 million, in addition to costs and interest, from the West End Marriott hotel where the incident took place and another $4 million from the man who taped her.
Michael Barrett, the Chicago man who pleaded guilty to stalking the reporter last year, was sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison.
Last year, Andrews sued her stalker, as well as several hotels where he secretly taped her nude, for invasion of privacy, negligence and emotional distress, saying the leaked footage caused her, “great emotional distress and embarrassment”.
According to the lawsuit, the hotel was guilty of negligence for letting Barrett know that Andrews was staying in the hotel and then allowing him to book a room next to her.
Jeff Flaherty, spokesman for the Marriott, declined to comment on the lawsuit, but said they have changed their policies.
“We have made changes to our guest registration policy to further ensure guest privacy,” he told The Tennessean.
“It was awful. He ended up walking in right in front of us, and I started to hyperventilate. I looked at my dad and was like, ‘I can’t breathe.’ My dad was a rock. I had these notes, and he goes, ‘Look down and concentrate on your notes,” Andrews said in a 2011 interview with Marie Claire. “I looked down, and you could just hear teardrops hitting my paper. And it was funny, for a guy who stood behind a door and took this video of me and stalked me, he didn’t look at me once in court. He couldn’t look at me,” she said in the interview.