Searches for the video, posted online to numerous sites including YouTube but seemingly taken down over the weekend, topped Google's list of most searched items this morning. Many of the searchers were looking for cached versions of the removed clip, but were instead exposed to viral malware programs — a common occurrence for widely searched Internet content. Andrews, 31, a statuesque blonde who joined the network in , has legions of fans around the sports blogosphere, contributing to the rapid and rabid interest in the video. She was the victim of a crime and is taking action to protect herself and help ensure that others are not similarly violated in the future," her lawyer, Marshall B. Grossman said in a statement. According to Grossman, the filmmaker remains unknown.
Jury awards Erin Andrews $55 million in lawsuit over nude video - Reuters
Andrews sued the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University over a video of her that was taken by a stalker in an adjoining room and posted on the Internet in He said he would consult with his clients - the hotel owners and its former operators - on whether they would appeal. Andrews testified for two days during the trial, saying that since the video was seen by millions of people, she experienced serious mental injury, including depression, crying spells and sleeplessness. The video was taken by Michael David Barrett, who pleaded guilty in to stalking Andrews and making the video. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Jury awards Erin Andrews $55 million in lawsuit over nude video
Reuters — Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews tearfully told a Tennessee jury on Monday of her shock and humiliation after learning that a nude video of her taken by a stalker was posted on the Internet. She testified that she has experienced depression, spells of crying and sleeplessness since the video went viral in She said that before authorities were able to determine how the video was taken, news outlets had speculated that she had posted it herself to get publicity. She said if the Marriott had told her that a man had requested the room next to hers, she would have called the police. Marc Dedman, an attorney for the hotel, said the blame rests solely with Barrett, who pleaded guilty in to stalking Andrews and shooting the video and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Additionally, studies have demonstrated the exhibitionists do have a tendency to commit even more deviant sexual behaviors. Most exhibitionists are male and their victims are usually female adults or children. Female exhibitionists are relatively rare, and these individuals have been known to take employment where exhibitionism can be practiced as part of a job (the topless waitress). Forget the stereotype of a "dirty old man in a raincoat" flasher. Most males arrested for exhibitionism are in their late teens or early twenties.