TV host Erin Andrews testifies in $75 million stalker trial

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews said she does not think she will ever get over the emotional fallout that came after a stalker secretly took nude videos of her and put them on the Internet.

Andrews filed a $75 million lawsuit against the owner and manager of the Marriott at Vanderbilt and a man who admitted to making secret nude videos of her.

The stalker was able to get the videos after altering hotel room door peepholes, removing them and placing his cellphone camera against the empty hole.

She blames the hotel companies after the stalker shot video of her while she stayed in Nashville to cover football for ESPN.

The hotel companies say what happened is terrible but the stalker is to blame.

During testimony Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in a civil trial, Andrews said she remains on guard every time she stays in a hotel during business travels.  Andrews said she immediately asks to change rooms as soon as she checks in, refuses to let anyone inside, and sweeps it for cameras and “booby traps.”

On Monday, Andrews told jurors that it ripped her apart when someone said they thought the videos were a publicity stunt.  She broke down, saying she’s anxious and depressed, and gets taunted by people who’ve seen the videos.