US reporter Erin Andrews was today awarded $55m compensation for being video taped naked in a hotel by her stalker in 2008. Her stalker, Michael David Barrett, had duped an employee at the Marriot Hotel into giving him a room next to Andrews where he sneakily filmed her naked through a peep hole and released the footage on the internet. Barrett was jailed for 2 and a half years. Andrews said “I felt embarrassed, humiliated, mortified because of the video,” during an emotional testimony. She told the jury that she had become so cautious that she checks for hidden cameras in hotel air conditioners and changes rooms fearful of being recorded. Here is what twitter had to say once the news broke.
As far as stalking goes, this is some proper Mission Impossible sh*t. The dude tricked an employee, secured a room next door, drilled a peep hole and filmed Andrews in the buff. Surely the guy should join Tom Cruise in the IMF instead of being incarcerated. @EthanHuntFanClub
I just did jury service on this trial and it certainly was an emotional affair. The footage was played in the courtroom and there was an audible cheer when Andrews came into shot naked. However the mood soured when she put on her robe and we were told that that the footage won’t be on blu-ray until mid-August. So a day of mixed fortunes. @JohnOnTheJury
Hi @JohnOnTheJury. I’m Erin’s boyfriend, did you not pick up your goodybag as you left the courtroom? Send me your address and I’ll forward it on to you. Thanks for reaching such a generous verdict. @ErinsBoyfriendLuckyBStard
I can’t believe she only got $55 million after going through such an ordeal like this and being objectified by that scum. By the way I’ve been trawling the internet for hours now and kind find the footage anywhere, can someone kindly point me in the right direction? @TheClareBalding
I think Erin only has herself to blame. Like Erin I also have amazing tits, so usually wrap myself in toilet roll and lock myself in the cupboard when I visit hotels to prevent this sort of thing happening to me. @SusanOnTheSafeSide
Hi @SusanOnTheSafeSide I can’t believe you do that, are you mad? You should do what I do, submerge yourself in a bathtub filled with baked beans and breathe through a curly straw. The bean juice will not only conceal your wonderful tits, but will act as a moisturiser too. @JeansSecrets_Blog
Hi @JeansSecrets_Blog thanks for the advice I will try that next time. Would you recommend heating the beans?
Yes @SusanOnTheSafeSide always heat the beans, it may take awhile but will enable you to stay submerged for longer away from prying eyes. @JeansSecrets_Blog