NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Latest on sportscaster Erin Andrew’s civil trial against a stalker and the owner and manager of a hotel where she was secretly filmed (all times local):
A jury has viewed nude videos that a stalker secretly recorded of sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews.
Jurors were somber as they watched the footage, with one woman at times turning away from the projector.
Andrews tearfully left the courtroom right before the videos were shown.
On Wednesday, the sportscaster’s father testified that Andrews vomited before reluctantly agreeing to watch them with the FBI to help identify the person who took them.
Jurors saw 4 1/2 minutes of video taken at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University in September 2008. They also viewed a video from a hotel in Columbus, Ohio.
A computer science professor said a conservative estimate is that at least 16.8 million people have viewed some of the secretly shot footage online, including on pornographic websites.
A psychotherapist has testified that sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews was anxious and depressed after a man who stalked her and posted secretly recorded nude videos of her on the Internet was let out of prison.
Loren Comstock told a jury in Davidson County Circuit Court on Thursday that Andrews came for therapy in 2012 because she promised her parents that she would seek help after the stalker was released.
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.
Andrews has sued Barrett and the owner and manager of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University for $75 million.
The hotel companies have said Barrett alone is to blame.
Erin Andrews is the daughter of WFLA News Channel 8 investigative reporter Steve Andrews. She grew up in the Tampa Bay area.
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