Testimony Continues In Andrews' Case

Posted at 11:05 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 21:01:52-05

Testimony continued Wednesday in the multi-million dollar lawsuit involving the secret filming of sports reporter Erin Andrews. 

The popular sports personality has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the Marriott at Vanderbilt University for the 2008 incident.

Andrews’ father, Steven, testified that he feared for his daughter’s life during the ordeal. 

“Even in her own home she didn’t feel safe,” he said. “She wouldn’t eat, she wouldn’t bathe, all she would do was cry.” 

Steven Andrews said Erin told him several times that she was scared for her life, and feared that someone may be around the corner, ready to kill her. 

He also explained the nerveracking moment Erin told him about the discovery of the online video.

"She kept screaming 'I'm on the internet, I’m on the internet, I’m naked. Everything I’ve worked for is done. I’m naked. We’ve got to get it down. We’ve got to get it down.' She kept screaming and crying hysterically."

Throughout his testimony, Erin Andrews was visibly moved and was seen wiping tears away from her face. 

Security and Liability expert Fred Del Marva also took the stand and said he believes many aspects of security and training at the hotel did not meet the standard of care.

Del Marva said he has been investigating this case and has put in about 100 hours of investigation prior to his testimony.

"There was a need to raise the level of security they had,” he said regarding security at the hotel during the time of Andrews' stay. "When it comes to giving out room numbers, I would call it grossly inadequate."

Andrews became visibly emotional during testimony of how the hotel made numerous security errors.
When asked if the hotel lived up to its standard of care, Del Marva responded, “Absolutely not."