NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – As the civil trial involving Erin Andrews continued Wednesday, one of the defendants addressed allegations that he showed the infamous video secretly recorded by Michael Barrett in 2008 while out for dinner Tuesday night.
At around 9:49 a.m. Wednesday Neal Peskind addressed the allegation that he showed the Erin Andrews nude video.
Last night, Mr. Peskind and two of his friends, a husband and wife, were having dinner, and the friends brought the video up on their phone, to which he objected and immediately asked them to stop. The video was then turned off. We don’t make light of this situation. Ms. Andrews was the victim of a crime, which has been our position from the beginning and is the reason Mr. Peskind asked his friends to stop the video. Other comments attributed to Mr. Peskind surrounding this conversation never occurred,” said the firm Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC, which represents him.
The defense is expected to continue to present its case in the civil trial involving Erin Andrews on Wednesday morning.
It will attempt to raise doubts about whether two hotel companies should share the blame after Barrett secretly the shot nude video of the sportscaster in 2008.
That video was later posted online, and more than 16 million people have viewed the secretly-recorded video of the sportscaster.
Andrews took the stand for a second day of emotional testimony Tuesday where she revealed she takes extra precautions while staying at hotels.
She filed the $75 million lawsuit against Barrett and the owner and operator of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt.
Lawyers for the companies have said that what was done to Andrews is terrible, but Barrett is to blame.
They have tried to make the case that the companies could not have reasonably foreseen that someone would be able to alter a peephole on a door, and then shoot video of a guest inside the room.