Erin Andrews wins $55 million judgment in video lawsuit

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Sportscaster Erin Andrews Awarded $55M In Lawsuit

Erin Andrews won a $55 million judgement on Monday after the Nashville Marriott and a stalker were found liable for a nude video of the journalist that spread across the Internet.

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Andrews sued the hotel for negligence after a man was given a hotel room next to hers upon request. The man, Michael Barrett, then videotaped her through her door's peephole.

Barret then posted the video online

Barrett is currently serving two years in prison after pleading guilty to interstate stalking.

The video has reportedly been the subject of more than 300 million searches and viewed around 17 million times.

Andrews had originally been seeking $75 million in damages.

Andrews appeared on the stand for two days and gave tearful testimony about the impact of the video on her life. She also revealed that ESPN had forced her to talk about the incidenton national television.

The jury in the case had been deliberating since Monday over the video, which was filmed and released in 2008. The hotel claimed that the blame fell solely on Barrett.

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NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 04: Attorney Bruce Broilett delivers closing remarks on Friday, March 4, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Andrews has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the franchise owner and manager of a luxury hotel and a man who admitted to making secret nude recordings of her in 2008. (Photo by Mark Humphrey-Pool/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 2: Sportscaster and TV personality Erin Andrews, left, leaves the courtroom on March 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 2: Sportscaster and TV personality Erin Andrews, right, heads back to the courtroom after a short recess on March 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 2: Defense attorney Neal Piskind, right, leaves the courtroom on March 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 2: (L-R) Steve Andrews and Paula Andrews, parents of sportscaster and TV personality Erin Andrews, leave the courtroom on March 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 2: Stephen Barth, right, a professor at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston, testifies during the trial involving sportscaster and television host Erin Andrews on March 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Erin Andrews is suing her stalker and the owner and operator of the Marriott at Vanderbilt for $75 million after a nude video was taken of her while at the hotel chain. (Photo by Mark Humphrey-Pool/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 2: Sportscaster Erin Andrews, (R) and her attorneys arrive at the courthouse on March 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 2: Sportscaster and TV personality Erin Andrews, left, leaves the courtroom on March 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 2: Sportscaster and TV personality Erin Andrews enters the courtroom on March 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 29: Sportscaster and TV personality Erin Andrews, left, leaves the courtroom on March 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 29: Sportscaster Erin Andrews walks toward the courtroom on March 1, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Andrews is suing her stalker and the owner and operator of the Marriott at Vanderbilt for $75 million after a nude video was taken of her while at the hotel chain (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 01: Sportscaster Erin Andrews, right, enters the courtroom on March 1, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Andrews is suing her stalker and the owner and operator of the Marriott at Vanderbilt for $75 million after a nude video was taken of her while at the hotel chain. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images) (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 01: Paula Andrews (C) and Steve Andrews (R), parents of sportscaster Erin Andrews, head back to the courtroom after a short recess on March 1, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Andrews is suing her stalker and the owner and operator of the Marriott at Vanderbilt for $75 million after a nude video was taken of her while at the hotel chain. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 29: Sportscaster Erin Andrews, center, enters the courtroom on February 29, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Andrews is taking legal action against the operator of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, where she was staying while covering a football game for ESPN, for invasion of privacy in a USD 75 million dollar suit after another guest at the hotel took video of her through her hotel room door peep hole. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 29: (L-R) Paula and Steve Andrews, parents of Erin Andrews, enter the courtroom just before Paula's testimony on February 29, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Andrews is taking legal action against the operator of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, where she was staying while covering a football game for ESPN, for invasion of privacy in a USD 75 million dollar suit after another guest at the hotel took video of her through her hotel room door peep hole. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 29: Sportscaster Erin Andrews enters the courtroom on February 29, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Andrews is taking legal action against the operator of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, where she was staying while covering a football game for ESPN, for invasion of privacy in a USD 75 million dollar suit after another guest at the hotel took video of her through her hotel room door peep hole. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 29: Sportscaster Erin Andrews leaves the courtroom on February 29, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Andrews is taking legal action against the operator of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, where she was staying while covering a football game for ESPN, for invasion of privacy in a USD 75 million dollar suit after another guest at the hotel took video of her through her hotel room door peep hole. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
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