Erin Andrews Spending Time with Her Family After $55 Million Award in Peeping Tom Trial, Source Says

Erin Andrews Spending Time with Family After Peeping Tom Civil Trial: Source
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03/09/2016 AT 09:50 AM EST

A source close to Erin Andrews tells PEOPLE the sportscaster is spending time with her family following Monday's verdict by a jury awarding her $55 million in damages for a secretly recorded video taken of her through a hotel peephole at a Nashville Marriott in 2008.

On Monday, after the verdict, Andrews, 37, released a statement saying: "I would like to thank the Nashville court, the court personnel and the jury for their service. The support I've received from the people of Nashville has been overwhelming. I would also like to thank my family, friends, and legal team."

During the trial, Andrews testified that the video – which a computer forensic expert estimated in court has been seen by 16.8 million people – continues to haunt her.

"I think about it every day," Andrews said on the stand. "One of the worst thoughts I have is when I walk around a stadium ... there's always that thought, as I walk right by the stands, and I think, 'My God, everyone in this stadium has seen that video.' "

Andrews said that since the video was leaked, she has struggled to regain a sense of normalcy: "I wanted to do everything to be normal again," she told the jury. "And if I could ignore [the video], maybe everybody else could."

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Andrews described to the jury how the video has impacted her relationships with loved ones, including her boyfriend NHL player Jarret Stoll.

"I feel sad because I think [Jarret] would have loved the girl more that was there before this happened and I feel very guilty about that," Andrews said.

She added, "He didn't know me before this happened and [it's hard] to try to explain to someone that has questions about why I have trust issues, why I'm insecure, why I'm humiliated, why I'm embarrassed, why I'm obsessive about checking the internet."

She said the video has made her feel self-conscious when it comes to dating. "[Men] just want an easy girl. They want a girl where they don't have drama. I have drama."



Andrews to Host Dancing with the Stars, Premiering March 21

While Andrews is taking time out for herself at the moment, soon she'll have to shift her focus back to work. The NFL sideline reporter will be co-hosting ABC's Dancing With the Stars with Tom Bergeron, which premieres on March 21.

Andrews began co-hosting the show in 2014 and in 2010 competed on the show alongside partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, finishing third.

Andrews worked for ESPN at the time of the video before moving over to Fox Sports. She testified that after taking a brief break after the video went viral in 2009, she threw herself back into her career as a way to escape the video.

She said that going back to work "was the only way I could push forward." She added, "It's my happiness, it's my escape."
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