NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The widow of Steve McNair is suing the crew for a well-known crime show after she claims they showed up to her home unannounced with cameras and microphones.
Mechelle McNair filed the lawsuit last week against Vincent Hill, a cameraman known as John Doe, Crime Watch Daily, and one of the show’s employees, Andrew Isom.
She says her son, who is a minor, answered the door with three of his friends, also minors. on Aug. 5 and he was confronted by the crew with video cameras.
According to the lawsuit, the crew reportedly recorded their interaction with McNair’s son as he called for his mother.
Once McNair came to the door, she claims she had to ask the cameraman to stop filming multiple times before he agreed.
The suit alleges Andrea Isom, an employee of Crime Watch Daily, then “maliciously suggested, in the presence of minor children, that Mechelle McNair was concealing the truth about the death of” her husband.
According to the court documents, Isom claimed Vincent Hill, who was present at the time and also named in the lawsuit, knew the truth about Steve McNair’s death, to which he reportedly acknowledged with a head nod.
McNair says the questioning continued until her son slammed the front door shut and ran to his bedroom crying.
She is now suing for damages, accusing Isom, Hill, John Doe, and Crime Watch Daily of trespassing onto her personal property, invading their privacy, and intentionally inflicting emotional distress on her two young sons.
McNair is asking the court not to allow the video to be broadcast, saying it was obtained through illegally trespassing and would cause her family to suffer.
The lawsuit comes seven years after Steve McNair was killed in what police determined was a murder-suicide. He was shot four times by Sahel Kazemi, 20, who then took her own life.