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Erin Andrews settles stalker lawsuit with Nashville Marriott hotel

By
Wade Sheridan
Erin Andrews on the blue carpet as Rolling Stone LIVE kicked off Super Bowl XLVII weekend with a concert and party on February 1, 2013. Andrews has now settled her lawsuit with the Nashville Marriott Hotel. File Photo by Ellis Lucia/UPI
Erin Andrews on the blue carpet as Rolling Stone LIVE kicked off Super Bowl XLVII weekend with a concert and party on February 1, 2013. Andrews has now settled her lawsuit with the Nashville Marriott Hotel. File Photo by Ellis Lucia/UPI | License Photo

NASHVILLE, April 26 (UPI) -- Erin Andrews has settled her lawsuit with the Nashville Marriott, bringing her case against the hotel and stalker Michael David Barrett to a close.

"The litigation is over. The terms of the settlement are confidential. Erin Andrews is satisfied with the settlement, and she was very courageous throughout this litigation," Andrews' attorney Randall Kinnard said in a statement about the settlement to E! News.

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The sportscaster and host of Dancing With the Stars was awarded $55 million in March after a jury found Barrett and the owner of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University responsible for nude videos that were secretly shot of Andrews in 2008 that were posted online.

Barrett shot the video using his cellphone through the peephole on the door of Andrews' room. He had been able to find out her room number from the hotel, and to arrange to stay in the room next door to her. Both rooms where in an alcove, out of view of the other rooms on that floor. While Andrews was out, Barrett had removed the peephole to her room, and cut out the threads, so it could easily be popped in and out. He testified that when he heard her taking a shower, he removed the peephole, and put his cell phone up to the hole.

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Barrett was found 51 percent at fault, owing $28 million to Andrews while West End Hotel Partners, who operate the Nashville Marriott, were found 49 percent at fault, owing $26 million. Andrews, however, pushed and filed papers claiming that the hotel owner and operator should pay the total in full, according to The Tennessean.

The publication notes that Barrett was most likely unable to pay the hefty fine. He pleaded guilty to interstate stalking in 2010 and has served more than two years in prison for filming Andrews.

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