Erin Andrews is not the same person she was before a man recorded through a peephole of a hotel room while she was changing, her dad said in court Wednesday.
The sportscaster cried silently as her dad testified on her behalf for her lawsuit against the Tennessee hotel where she was filmed, Page Six reports.
“They told us that [Barrett] had called the Marriott and said he wanted to know if she was staying there,” Steve Andrews said. “They said yes. Then he wanted a room right next to her.”
“I remember reading [the FBI report] and thinking, ‘How does this happen?’ That somebody would call a hotel and ask if Erin Andrews is there and they say yes?” (RELATED: Why Did Erin Andrews Look SO Annoyed About The ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Engagement?)
“Then they put him in a room next to her,” he continued.
“And he’s up against the door videotaping my daughter. She’s undressed, she’s getting ready for a football game. If this guy had been a killer, she’d be dead.”
Her dad said Erin is a shell of the person she used to be.
“My daughter has been scared for eight years,” he added. “Eight years she has been terrified that there’s something else out there. That there’s someone else looking for her.”
“She’s depressed. She cries, she’s full of anxiety, she’s a very, very changed person. She’s not the girl that we used to know.” (RELATED: Erin Andrews’s Lawsuit Against Hotel Where Peeping Tom Recorded Her Begins)
Andrews is seeking $75 million in damages.