Sportscaster says hotel is seeking medical and employment records to "harass and embarrass" her
Sportscaster Erin Andrews, who is suing Marriott over a stalker secretly filming her through a peephole and posting the nude video online, says the hotel chain is trying to again violate her privacy with a request for her employment and medical records.
In a filing this week in Los Angeles Superior Court, Andrews says Marriott is trying to "harass and embarass" her by requesting the records.
The requested documents include contracts, performance reviews, any disciplinary reports, and other information from her current employer, Fox. Andrews was employed by ESPN when she was secretly recorded.
Marriott is also seeking "physician letters, notes, annual physicals, and other related medical records."
Andrews is suing in Nashville, where she was videotaped. As previously reported by TheSmokingGun, a Tennessee judge approved Marriott's request for Andrews' medical records related to the case.
The chain says that it needs the records to respond to Andrews' claim that she suffered "severe and permament" emotional distress because of the taping. She said the fallout has included being taunted by hecklers when she covers games, and that she has received treatment from a New York City licensed clinical social worker.
Andrews' attorneys are asking a Los Angeles judge to quash the subpoena — essentially ruling that the request for information is out-of-bounds. They are filing in the Los Angeles court because Marriott has asked Fox to produce Andrews' employment records records in Los Angeles County.
Marriott did not respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.
Andrews is suing Marriott and the man who recorded her, Michael David Barrett. She contends that Marriott employees gave Barrett the dates Andrews would be at a hotel and a room next to hers. He then recorded her through a peephole.
Barrett pleaded guilty to interstate stalking and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Although Andrews initially claimed she had lost earnings and earning capacity because of the recordings, she later dropped those claims. That makes the requests for information about her employment irrelelent, her attorneys said.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this story.