Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, took the stand in her lawsuit against the man convicted of secretly recording her naked and the hotel where it happened in 2008.
Andrews is suing both Michael Barrett and the Nashville Marriott for $75 million in damages. Barrett was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to interstate stalking in 2011.
In tearful testimony yesterday, she said she called her father, WFLA investigative reporter Steve Andrews, after finding out the videos Barrett made of her naked were online.
“I looked at my dad and I said, ‘I don’t want to watch it,’ and my dad was like, ‘You’re going to have to watch it and we have to figure it out,’” Andrews testified.
The Tampa NBC affiliate reports “She told her father that if she watched it, she was “going to puke,” and he reportedly replied, ‘Go, because you have to.’”
Andrews also told the courtroom she and her team of lawyers effortlessly tried to get the video offline. But because it went so viral, the video is still there.”
“I’ve been told it’s going to be online until the day I die,” she explained.