Report: Marriott Executive Watched Erin Andrews Peephole Video at Bar ON TUESDAY
Some absolutely insane allegations coming out of Nashville with regard to the $75 million Erin Andrews peephole lawsuit. On Tuesday night, a bartender at Margot Cafe and Bar told various media outlets that a man who represents the Vanderbilt Marriott ownership group was showing people the infamous Erin Andrews peephole video.
According to the employee, Neal Peskind, who testified in the lawsuit on Monday, was extremely callous about the video.
“He said it was costing him millions so he was going to show it to everyone,” the employee said. “His friends were making fun of her and her body,” the bartender wrote on Twitter. We had to ask him to stop. It was disgusting and horrifying.”
As you would expect, Peskind has denied the allegations…sort of. Here is his statement:
“I was at a private dinner meeting with friends. They brought up the allegations and they started viewing the video. I asked them to stop, and while they did so, it was not as quickly as I had hoped. This incident has been blown into something it was not. I would never disrespect Ms. Andrews and what she has been through. This is a very unfortunate situation that should not be a reflection on West End Hotel Partners or to our commitment to the issues in this case surrounding what happened to her. I sincerely apologize for my participation in what happened.”
So did the bartender embellish the details just to get attention? That seems unlikely. The restaurant owner, Margot McCormack, issued a statement supporting her employee:
“Based on what I have heard regarding the incident last night, one of my servers was made uncomfortable by activity at one of our tables. It is my understanding the supervisor on duty asked the customer to stop the behavior. I would expect any of my staff to respond to rude or offensive behavior in my restaurant. We take great pride in providing our guests with a quality experience.”
While that does not confirm the bartender’s account, it does not deny it either. And if the owner thought her employee was lying, she probably would have made that clear.
Of course, in the end none of this will impact the lawsuit. But it certainly may impact what people think about the Vanderbilt Marriott.
Hat Tip – [WSMV NBC 4]