Defendant in Erin Andrews’ trial addresses allegations he showed video over dinner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – As the civil trial involving Erin Andrews continued Wednesday, one of the defendants addressed allegations that he showed the infamous video secretly recorded by Michael Barrett in 2008 while out for dinner Tuesday night.
At around 9:49 a.m. Wednesday Neal Peskind, a representative for West End Hotel partners for the owners of the Nashville Marriott on West End, addressed the allegation that he showed the Erin Andrews nude video.
Last night, Mr. Peskind and two of his friends, a husband and wife, were having dinner, and the friends brought the video up on their phone, to which he objected and immediately asked them to stop. The video was then turned off. We don’t make light of this situation. Ms. Andrews was the victim of a crime, which has been our position from the beginning and is the reason Mr. Peskind asked his friends to stop the video. Other comments attributed to Mr. Peskind surrounding this conversation never occurred,” said the firm Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC, which represents him.
Andrews filed the $75 million lawsuit against Barrett and the owner and operator of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt.
The video of Andrews was posted online by Barrett and more than 16 million people have viewed the secretly-recorded video of the sportscaster.
Lawyers for the hotel have said that what was done to Andrews is terrible, but Barrett is to blame.
Andrews took the stand for a second day of emotional testimony Tuesday where she revealed she takes extra precautions while staying at hotels.