‘Price is Right’ model Brandi Cochran wins $775,000 in wrongful termination lawsuit against show

By Daniel S Levine,

Former Price Is Right model Brandi Cochran earned a big legal victory on Tuesday, winning $775,000 in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the show.

Cochran filed her lawsuit back in 2010, claiming that her pregnancy made her the target of insults, with some calling her “wide load” during her first pregnancy in 2007. The stress the working environment caused led to complications with the pregnancy and resulted in a miscarriage, she claimed, TMZ reported back in 2010.

She became pregnant again in 2008 and was forced to take disability leave due to complications. During that time, she claims she was fired from her position, reports Us Weekly.

On Tuesday, TMZ reported that a jury ruled in her favor, awarding her $775,000 in damages. The jury found that the producers had acted maliciously.

A rep for the show’s production company called the verdict “the result of a flawed process,” adding that the court “refused to allow the jury to hear and consider that 40% of our models have been pregnant and other important evidence to our defense.”

“We expect to be fully vindicated after the matter has been reviewed and stand behind executive producer Mike Richards and the staff of The Price is Right,” the statement concluded.

Cochran was a model for the show during host Bob Barker’s final years and did work after Drew Carey took over.

image: CBS



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