“This stuff has to be stopped now,” co-host Jedediah Bila says of the situation that led to Andrews’ win in court
The co-hosts of “The View” rallied behind Erin Andrews and Hulk Hogan in their respective privacy court cases during Tuesday’s episode.
Andrews, the Fox Sports host who won $55 million after being secretly recorded nude in a hotel room, will continue to suffer the effects of having her image leaked on the Internet for years, co-host Sunny Hostin said.
“We know from the expert testimony that they can’t take that video off of the Internet,” Hostin said. “It’s been seen 17 million times and every minute another person watches it and this will happen probably for the rest of her life.” When asked if she was happy with the $55 million judgment, Hostin replied, “It sounds low.”
“This stuff has to be stopped now, these stalkers, people who think they can go into a hotel,” guest co-host and Fox News contributor Jedediah Bila said.
“Hotels, security needs to be on guard with this,” she continued. “I honestly agree with [Hostin]. It wasn’t enough money. This sets a precedent that this is unacceptable and you cannot get away with this in any establishment.”
The women on the panel also defended professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, who is suing Gawker for $100 million after the site posted clips from an illegally-filmed sex tape featuring Hogan and a friend’s wife.
“I think Gawker should pay him a lot of money,” Raven-Symone said. “It’s something to say about again the way our society is run right now. It’s not fair that you can’t walk into a room and not know if you’re being filmed…It’s not up to them to release it. He did not sign a piece of paper. It’s confidentiality to begin with, it’s not their right.”