Posts by Jennifer Abbey

  • Former 'Price Is Right' Model Awarded $7.7M in Termination Suit

    Jennifer Abbey at ABC News Blogs1 yr ago

    "The Price Is Right" producers owe a former show model $7.7 million in punitive damages for discriminating against her after her pregnancy. Brandi Cochran was a model on the game show for seven years. She sued FremantleMedia North America and "The Price Is Right" productions, claiming pregnancy discrimination and wrongful termination. She said producers rejected her when she tried to return to work in 2010 after maternity leave and a California jury awarded her the punitive damages Wednesday.

    The $7.7 million will be added to the $777,000 in actual damages she has already been awarded.

    Cochran, 41, was pregnant with twins after years of trying to conceive but, she said, the show's executive producer was not pleased.

    "He was mad at me and it was hard to comprehend someone upset that I was having twins," she told ABC affiliate KABC-TV. "And then I would get questions, 'How long are you going to work?' 'Are you going to work if you get really big?'"

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