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Erin Andrews describes her new paranoid hotel routine

Erin Andrews describes her new paranoid hotel routine

Sportscaster and television host Erin Andrews testifies Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.

She says, "I think the thing that's really hit home for me and hurts me the worst is when girls high school college they tweet me and they say I want to be Erin Andrews except for the Marriott stalker thing".

Andrews has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the stalker and the owner and manager of the Marriott at Vanderbilt. So, I didn't want to do it, I didn't want to be a part of it, and I just said, you know what, "I know because she's very public about it, Oprah is a crime victim".

Andrews got choked up talking about how her "baggage" from the video has affected her romantic life. "That was the only way I was going to be allowed back", she said. In fact, Patrick Donaher, who was senior director of talent, planning and development for the network while Andrews was there, said she did a good job covering games and improved before she left for Fox in 2012.

On July 16th, 2009 the video of her undressing was uploaded to a NSFW site by Michael David Barret. In 2010, Barrett was sentenced to 30 months in prison for videotaping Andrews and sharing it online.

Andrews, 37, a former ESPN sportscaster who now works for Fox Sports, lived in Dunwoody for several years until about five years ago when she moved to Los Angeles. She said she refuses to let anyone inside the room, and she sweeps it for cameras or "booby traps". Andrews broke down in tears as she described the awful choice she was forced to make in the aftermath of being sexually abused, and how it made her violated all over again.

But they said Barrett had never checked in, and the interior of the room did not fully match what was seen on the eighth video.

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Andrews' attorney alleged that the Marriott was negligent because an employee told Barrett which room Andrews was staying in.

Andrews added later in her testimony: "I am so angry".

"Through no fault of her own, she lost control", Paula Andrews said.

"They were highly recommending it be GMA, because ESPN and ABC are the same, and they wanted it on GMA", she said.

Andrews told the court that it will be hard to discuss the video with her future children and talked about her current relationship with boyfriend Jarret Stoll.

The defense attorney reworded the question and asked Andrews whether she had done well for herself since the 2009 incident. First dates paralyzed her with "obsessive thoughts" about what the man and his friends might know or think about the video, she said.

Andrews said Tuesday that she couldn't bear to be in the courtroom Monday when the jurors watched the video shot by Barrett. As reported by Barchenger, Andrews also testified yesterday that "this trial has obviously brought everything back".


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