Therapist says sportscaster depressed after stalker released
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A psychotherapist has testified that sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews was anxious and depressed after a man who stalked her and posted secretly recorded nude videos of her on the Internet was let out of prison.
Loren Comstock told a jury in Davidson County Circuit Court on Thursday that Andrews came for therapy in 2012 because she promised her parents that she would seek help after the stalker was released.
Michael David Barrett was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison after admitting to stalking Andrews in three different cities, altering peepholes in hotel rooms and secretly recording nude videos.
Andrews has sued Barrett and the owner and manager of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University for $75 million.
The hotel companies have said Barrett alone is to blame.