Discussion question: Please do an internet search and find out the results of the Erin Andrews invasion of privacy case that the Craig discusses in the assigned text. Write a commentary on your thoughts on the case. (Minimum 250 words with 2 APA references)
Reply 1: Reply to the below discussion post (minimum 100 words) – Atilla Genc
Erin Andrews is a Fox film reporter whose case emerged in 2008 following the spread of her nude video on the internet. She was working in the ESPN during the incident, and she went ahead and filed a 75 million dollar suit against Michael Barrett, an insurance salesperson who was believed to be her stalker as well as the owner of the Nashville Marriott. According to this case, Barrett had filmed Erin’s nude video using his phone by removing the peepholes in the door and splashed them on the internet (CNN Wire Staff, 2011).
This case can be considered an invasion of Erin’s privacy in a hotel in Nashville. Barrett later goes a term in prison for his crime following the lawsuit that compelled Erin as the victim of negligence by the Marriott International Hotel. According to the case, there was a revelation of the room that Erin will be staying. Marriott International Hotel had revealed the room, and this allowed Barrett to alter the peephole since he also booked a room in the next door. Erin claimed that she was emotionally disturbed since her privacy was invaded. In the court, Barrett admitted that he was guilty to the federal stalking charges and this led to his sentence in prison for two and a half years. He had posted ten videos of Erin to the internet and the authorities, therefore, believed that most of these videos were made at Nashville hotel. The Peephole into Erin’s room was altered through the use of a hacksaw, and the images showed an indication that they had been taken using a cell phone camera. Erin received $ 55 million in the Hotel Peephole lawsuit (Benjamin, 2018).
Reply 2: reply to the below discussion post (minimum 100 words) – Ehteshamuddin Syed
Invasion of privacy case by Erin Andrews describes the buzz within the hotel industry. Hotels are the place people will expect a relaxation in the big journey or getting ready for the things that will going to happen next. People will expect some kind of relaxation where maximum number of people choose hotels for getting fresh and for sometimes sleeping after a long journey from the distance places that they are travelling from. In that way only Erin Andrews took a stay in the nearby hotel. Erin Andrews is a sports reporter. While staying in that hotel she was secretly videotaped by Michael David. He was stayed in the next door of her room (Ayyagari, 2011).
He committed that crime through the peep hole of her room. She was secretly videotaped and then that footage was posted online. It is very ridiculous thing where the hotel management is negligible towards the privacy of the customers. Federal Bureau of investigation arrested Barrett for his crime and was prisoned for two years for the crime he has committed. Erin Andrews was then legally proceeded over the hotel management about the incident. She dragged all the hotel partners, hotel management, Barrett, the person who tapped her video in to the legal circle. She then files a case against all of them with privacy invasion (Marks, 2014).
For the damage she got in that, she was awarded with millions of amounts. In the end the results were highly changed. The process of hotel was entirely changed where then after the incident they were very concerned about the privacy of the customer coming for their privacy and comfort. It is basically the hotel’s responsibility to take care of the things about the safety and security of the customers. The hotel failed to give support on their end in providing security to the customers. It is their responsibility to protect the privacy of their guests. But the negligible behavior of the hotel leads to the activities that will fail the privacy of the customers. There are also some family persons who were trapped into this and was filmed without their knowledge (Reyes Rodríguez, 2018).