A computer expert took the stand in the Erin Andrews case and claimed that nearly 17 million people have viewed the nude peephole video of Andrews on the Internet.
And that’s a “conservative” figure, a computer expert testified Thursday during the TV sports reporter’s $75 million civil trial.
“Every minute, 1.5 people are watching that video,” Penn State Professor Bernard Jansen told jurors in Nashville court just before they were shown seven clips of the 4¹/₂ -minute video that stalker Michael David Barrett took and leaked online.
“Right now, someone is watching that video,’’ Jansen said.
Page Six says that Andrews, wept as Jansen described the adult Web sites the video has made its way onto — and walked out of court with tears in her eyes a couple of minutes before jurors watched the footage.
As the panel somberly watched the video, one female juror turned her head away at times.
Andrews is suing the owner and manager of the Nashville Marriott where she was staying when Barrett doctored a peephole on her door, allowing him to surreptitiously film the nude video.
Her New York-based therapist also testified Thursday, revealing Andrews worried how prospective beaus would handle her past.
She was particularly “concerned” about how she would discuss the incident with a guy she was dating in California, said shrink Loren Comstock, whom Andrews went to from March 2012 to April 2013.
“She has this huge baggage that comes along with her that will be have to become part of a dialogue in some way with a partner,” the therapist said.
By 2013, Andrews was dating pro hockey player Jarret Stoll, who was released by the Rangers in December. “She was concerned that, how do you talk about this with someone?” Comstock said.
“Do you bring it up? Do you wait for them to bring it up? I told her. ‘Just go with it. It happened to you, it’s not something you did.’”
After the video, Andrews “said she had been nicknamed ‘One-Click Erin,’ which meant if someone saw her name, they would make one click looking for the video,” her therapist said.
Comstock eventually diagnosed her with adjustment disorder.
The trial continues