Fox Sports personality Erin Andrews was violated by a stalker who followed her around the country, stayed in rooms next to her, filmed her through peep holes, and then put that video on the internet.
It was a pretty emotional trail for Andrews, who had to field questions from the opposing counsel that all of this helped her career.
“With respect to your career…when you found out about this in July 2009, you were working for ESPN, right?” said Marc Dedman, a lawyer for the hotel partners now being sued by Andrews.
“Yes,” Andrews answered.
“You got a second contract with ESPN, right? And it was a better contract than you had the first time, right?” Dedman asked. “After that you got a contract with Fox Sports right? And that was a better contract than you had with your second contract with ESPN, right?”
“Your income has gone up substantially since this occurred.”
Could you make the argument this “scandal” advanced her career? Sure, which he did. But it clearly did NOT resonate with the jury who unanimously sided with Andrews in their verdict.
So who was at fault? The stalker? The hotel chain? Both?
According to the jury’s verdict yesterday: BOTH.
51% to blame is the stalker who now owes her $28 Million. AND the hotel chain, which now owes her $27 Million. Total verdict comes in at a whopping $55 Million.
Here’s is the audio of the jury foreman awarding the millions to Andrews.