Not sure how this passed by last week without notice or comment.
Erin Andrews is suing THE Ohio State University and The Blackwell Inn on OSU's campus for negligence and invasion of privacy in connection with the secret videotaping of her by an Illinois man. She filed the suit in Cook County Illinois for negligence and invasion of privacy, about seven months after Michael David Barrett, of Westmont, Ill., pleaded guilty in federal court in Los Angeles to interstate stalking.
Andrews' lawsuit alleges the hotels confirmed where Barrett was staying and gave out her room number without her permission.
Barrett pleaded guilty in December to renting hotel rooms next to Andrews in three cities, altering the peepholes and shooting videos in two locations – in Columbus, Ohio, in February 2008 and in Nashville, Tenn., seven months later. Prosecutors accused him of contacting 14 hotels asking for Andrews' information. Barrett was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in March.
Andrews is asking for more than $1.2 million from the hotels and Barrett for “severe and permanent emotional distress,” according to the complaint.
Ohio State has declined to comment.