Women’s Group Slams Marriott’s Defense in Erin Andrews Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 01, 2016
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Women’s Group Slams Marriott’s Defense in Erin Andrews Case

UltraViolet Outraged As Marriott Lawyers Defend Rape Culture, Engage in Victim-Blaming

At a courting hearing earlier today, lawyers for the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, owned by West End Hotel Partners and operated by Windsor Capital Group, defended illegally obtained video of Fox Sports journalist Erin Andrews, naked in her private hotel room, claiming that Andrews had made more money in her career as a result of the stalker’s video going viral.

In reaction to Marriott’s claim, Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization, issued the following statement:

“Marriott has sunk to a new, and truly disgusting, low. Comments like the ones made by their attorney today contribute to rape culture and could sway other women not to come forward with their stories of assault. Their victim-blaming is shameful and an affront to women and survivors everywhere.”

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UltraViolet is an online community of over 700,000 women and men who take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media. Find out more at WeAreUltraViolet.org