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Erin Andrews thanks fans in first TV appearance since lawsuit victory

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Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million in damages after a man secretly recorded her at a Nashville hotel and posted the video online. But that doesn’t mean she has $1 million to give Jimmy Kimmel.

The late-night host asked Andrews for some cash on Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the first time she has been a guest on television since the peeping tom lawsuit victory.

“I don’t have any money,” Andrews said. “I have not signed a new contract with Dancing, but my Fox contract is up.”

Calling her appearance a “come out of hiding” moment, Andrews thanked fans for the support she received in the wake of the case.

“Why would I not want to be here?” she said. “I want to thank everybody. There were so many people who actually reached out – all over the world.”

After Kimmel said how the case brought out the “nice part of the Internet” to support her, Andrews joked, “Is there a nice part?” She added, “Mean tweets, they’re just a dime a dozen. They were fabulous, let me tell you. But there are so many nice people.”

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Following the legal victory, Andrews released a statement, also giving gratitude to those who had supported her in Nashville. “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,” she said.

Watch the segment below.