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Former Dancing with the Stars Contestant Erin Andrews files $10 Million lawsuit

December 08, 2011 02:30 PM by Perry Miller

Former Dancing with the Stars contestant and current ESPN correspondent, Erin Andrews filed a $10 million invasion of privacy lawsuit this morning. The lawsuit was originally filed last year, but was re-filed this morning to ensure that the statute of limitations would not run out.

Erin Andrews claims that in 2008 at the Nashville West End Marriott she was videotaped naked through a peephole in her hotel room, causing her to suffer from anxiety and humiliation.  The suspect, Michael Barrett, has since plead guilty and  been convicted of stalking Erin Andrews and is currently serving 2 1/2 years in federal prison.

In the invasion of privacy lawsuit Erin Andrews is suing the Nashville West End Marriott for $6 million for negligence, claiming that they allowed Michael Barrett to find out she was staying there and to book the room next door. She is also suing Michael Barrett for $4 million. In the suit she claims that she still suffers from anxiety and grief from the incident.

In 2010 in the 10th season of Dancing with the Stars Erin Andrews, along with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, danced their way all the way to the finals. They eventually placed 3rd behind runner-up Evan Lysacek and winner Nicole Scherzinger.

A decade before becoming famous as an ESPN college football correspondent and Dancing with the Stars finalist, Erin Andrews made an appearance in  Darrin’s Dance Grooves. An instructional video teaching the most popular dances of the moment, including moves from *NSYNC and Britney Spears. Erin Andrews dances to the tunes and even gives a testimonial and 2 thumbs up for the video itself.

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