The former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant and ESPN reporter, Erin Andrews, filed a lawsuit in Cook County against seven hotels for negligence and invasion of privacy.
Andrews’ lawsuit claims the hotels confirmed where her stalker Michael David Barrett was staying and gave out her room number without her permission.
Seven months ago her stalker pleaded guilty to interstate stalking.
Andrews is asking for more than $1.2 million from the hotels and is also suing Barrett for “severe and permanent emotional distress,” according to the complaint.
Barrett pleaded guilty in December to obtaining hotel rooms next to Erin Andrews in three different cities, altering the peepholes and secretly filming Andrews. Prosecutors accused him of contacting 14 hotels asking for Andrews’ information.
Andrews said she is hoping this lawsuit would force the hotels to be more vigilant when they check in a guest.
“Although I’ll never be able to fully erase the impact that this invasion of privacy has had upon me and my family, I do hope that my experience will cause the hospitality industry to be more vigilant in protecting its guests from the time they reserve a hotel room until they check out,” she said in a written statement.