Naked video caused Erin Andrews to suffer from PTSD, psychologist says

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Vanderbilt forensic psychologist testified Wednesday in the ongoing Erin Andrews case that the sportscaster suffers from “mild” Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because of the secretly recorded video.

Dr. Kimberly Brown evaluated Andrews for the defense and said the 37-year-old had a lot of distress because of the 2008 video that was secretly recorded at a Nashville hotel room.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

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According to the spectrum of trauma people can experience, Brown said Andrews’ trauma was “mild.”

She also told the courtroom that Andrews condition is not permanent and that if she completed treatment her symptoms from PTSD would be “greatly reduced.”

Dr. Brown went on to describe Andrews as a “resilient” and “stable person” and said that she has “triumphed” and been successful “despite” the video.

On Wednesday, the jury also heard from a hospitality professor from Houston, Texas. He testified the local Marriott had enough security in 2008 when the video of Andrews was originally recorded.

Andrews is suing for $75 million after she was secretly recorded by Michael Barrett in her Nashville Marriott hotel room.

Both Barrett and the hotel are named in the lawsuit.

Court wrapped up for the day Wednesday just before 5 p.m. and resumes at 9 a.m. Thursday.

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