After being caught naked on video while staying at Marriott and Radisson run hotels, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews is suing those companies for a lack of proper security provisions which could have prevented the footage from being taken.
The case stems from a March video filmed by Chicago insurance salesman Michael Barrett who captured Andrews in the buff by filming her in a state of undress through her rooms peephole and then posting that video camera phone footage online. Barrett is serving 30 months in jail after being caught.
According to court papers filed by Andrews, the hotels confirmed to Barrett that she was registered at their locations and then revealed her room number, they then allowed Barrett to check-in to adjacent rooms. Barrett flipped around the peephole on Andrew’s room before filming her in both Nashville and Milwaukee in 2008.
While the hotels are the main focus of the suit, Barrett is also named. The case is alleging negligence, invasion of privacy, and emotional distress.