Erin Andrews gives tearful testimony in stalker video case: 'I can never get rid of it'

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Erin Andrews Breaks Down in Tears During Emotional Testimony: 'This Could Have Been Stopped'

During emotional court testimony, Erin Andrews broke down in tears on Monday as she detailed how she found out about the nude videos that were secretly taken of her without her knowledge.

"I grabbed my laptop and flipped it open," said Andrews, who learned about the online videos through a phone call. "I saw it for two seconds and I was like, 'Oh my God!' and I shut it down and said, 'I have to call you back,' and I called my parents. I was just screaming that I was naked all over the Internet, and I didn't know what it was."

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Andrews testified that she was screaming so much on the phone that her father thought she might have been in a car accident.

"I even got a call from the hotel I was staying at because they wanted to know if everything was OK, because I was screaming so loud," she said through tears.

"I just remember crying, and I remember trying to get all of my stuff," she continued. "I got to the airport and standing in the TSA line and just bawling, and I could not believe this was happening. I remember thinking this was just going to blow up and go viral and get really bad."

WATCH: Erin Andrews Cries in Court as Her Father Takes the Stand

Monday marked the first time Andrews took the stand in her $75 million civil trial against West End Hotel Partners and her convicted stalker, Michael David Barrett.

The lawsuit stems from an incident nearly eight years ago in which Andrews was secretly videotaped naked inside of her hotel room at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University.

Barrett pleaded guilty to altering peepholes and secretly shooting videos of the former ESPN reporter in 2009 and was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison.

"It's always there. It's always on my back. I can never get rid of it," Andrews said through tears on Monday.

Previously, Andrews' father, Steven Andrews, was also called to the stand.

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"I didn't know if she was safe," Steven said last week as Erin wiped away tears. "I didn't know who was doing this. I didn't know if someone was going to hurt her, or even more. After I saw what was happening, I thought, there's a stalker out there that could easily kill her. I was terrified for her safety."

In the lawsuit, jurors will have to determine whether West End Hotel Partners, the franchise owner of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt, was negligent with regard to keeping Andrews reasonably safe.

In its opening, the hotel claimed that it too was a victim of Barrett.

"He deceived, he connived, he stalked -- that's what Mr. Barrett did," lawyer Marc Dedman told jurors.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: (3rd L) Tv personality Erin Andrews and Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate with family and the Stanley Cup after the Kings 3-2 double overtime victory against the New York Rangers in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Erin Andrews attends a hockey game between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings in Game Two of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Michael Strahan and Erin Andrews attend at Fox Sports 1 Thursday Night Super Bash at Time Warner Cable Studios on Thursday, Jan. 30 2014, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
This image released by Starpix shows sportscaster and TV personality Erin Andrews at the Shape Magazine and Men's Fitness Super Bowl Party at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab)
Howie Long, left, and Erin Andrews are seen during the panel for Fox Sports at the FOX Winter 2014 TCA, on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Reporter Erin Andrews participates in FOX Sports' "Super Bowl XLVIII" panel at the FOX Winter TCA Press Tour, on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Langham Huntington, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for FOX/AP Images)
Erin Andrews arrives at the GQ "Men of the Year" event at The Ebell Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Erin Andrews attends the special screening of "Captain Phillips" at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
Sportscaster Erin Andrews and her boyfriend, NHL player Jarret Stoll arrive at the LA Food and Wine Festival's Festa Italiana with Giada de Laurentiis on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Boston Red Sox's Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Fox reporter Erin Andrews is sprayed with sports drink during an interview after Game 2 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox won 6-5. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Councilman Curren D. Price Jr. and Erin Andrews onstage at the 6th annual Holiday Tree Lighting at L.A. LIVE and opening of LA Kings Holiday Ice to kick off AEG’s Season of Giving presented by Coca-Cola on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for AEG/AP Images)
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