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Former “Price Is Right” Model Awarded $8.5 Million in Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

The deeper the corporate pocket, the more painful the verdict in an employment discrimination lawsuit, as producers of a popular TV game show discovered last week.

A former model for the TV game show the “Price Is Right” has been awarded $8.5 million by a jury in Los Angeles in her pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.

The model, Brandi Cochran, alleged that the show’s producers–FremantleMedia North America and The Price is Right Productions–unlawfully denied her her old job back when she returned from maternity leave.

The producers defended their handling of her situation by saying that they were satisfied with the five models already on the show when Cochran tried to return.

The award is comprised of $7.7 million in punitive damages, and $777,000 compensatory damages.

The defendants said they will appeal.