Erin Andrews Speaks Out Following $55 Million Judgment in Peeping Tom Case

Sportscaster thanks everyone for their "overwhelming" support, including victims from around the world

By Bruna Nessif Mar 07, 2016 11:25 PMTags
Erin Andrews, Court AppearanceMark Humphrey-Pool/Getty Images

Erin Andrews has a lot of people she'd like to thank.

The sportscaster was awarded $55 million by the judge in her $75 million civil suit against Marriott Nashville from a peeping tom incident that occurred in 2008. The jury went into deliberations this morning after roughly a week-long trial involving the celeb, and now, Andrews has released a statement via social media.

"I would like to thank the Nashville court, the court personnel and the jury for their service," Andrews wrote. "The support I've received from the people of Nashville has been overwhelming. I would also like to thank my family, friends, and legal team. 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."

The jury, who went into deliberations this morning after roughly a week-long trial involving the celeb, found Michael David Barrett to be 51 percent at fault and required him to pay out more than $28 million. West End Hotel Partners, which owns and operates that Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, was found to be 49 percent at fault and asked to pay out more than $26 million.

(In 2008, a video of her appearing nude while changing clothes in a hotel room was posted online after Barrett filmed it through a peephole in an adjacent room.)

According to reports inside the courtroom, the jurors took photos with Andrews after the amount was announced, and she signed autographs.

A press release was held after the verdict was read, however Andrews and her attorneys did not speak. Meanwhile, hotel attorney Marc Deadman said, "We are disappointed with the outcome. We are surprised by the outcome, but the jury made their decision based on many factors. We are obviously disappointed by the outcome."

He continued, "We think we presented a very good case," and stated that they're unsure about whether or not they plan to file an appeal.