(TENNESSEAN) — After an emotional trial centered on nude videos secretly taken of Erin Andrews, a Nashville jury on Monday awarded the television broadcaster $55 million, to be paid by her stalker, a local hotel's management group and its owner.
The trial often had Andrews in tears and she looked jury members in the eye as they entered the courtroom a final time to deliver their decision after seven hours of deliberation. Minutes later, after the verdict was read, she wiped away tears as she hugged and thanked some of them individually. A court staffer brought her a fresh box of tissues while her parents embraced her legal team.
"The support I've received from the people of Nashville has been overwhelming," Andrews said in a statement posted on her Twitter account shortly after the decision. "I would also like to thank my family, friends and legal team. I've been honored by all the support from victims around the world. Their outreach has helped me be able to stand up and hold accountable those whose job it is to protect everyone's safety, security and privacy."
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