Former "Price is Right" model Brandi Cochran has been awarded more than $7 million in punitive damages in a discrimination suit she brought against the CBS game show, TMZ reports.
Cochran, who was a model on the show from 2003 to 2008, alleged in a complaint filed in 2010 that producers on "The Price Is Right" taunted and eventually fired her after she became pregnant.
According to TMZ, Cochran said that a producer remarked "wide load coming through" when she was expecting in 2008, and that when she shared the news that she was pregnant with twins a producer put his hands on his head.
The model/actress also said in her suit that she had complications from her pregnancy and went on disability, and was then removed from her modeling job on the show.
On Tuesday, a jury decided in Cochran's favor, reportedly awarding her $776,000 in compensatory damages.
By Wednesday, that amount increased by more than $7 million - to the tune of $7,763,440 in punitive damages, given if there's a reason to believe wrongdoing was intentional.
In a blog post on "The Price is Right" website, executive producer Mike Richards called Wednesday a "tough day for 'The Price is Right' and its staff," and recounts two models who've stayed with the show through their respective pregnancies.
"I'm sure that the 'Price' audience has enjoyed watching both of these women grow their families as much as we all have," Richards wrote. "My commitment to the fans of the show is this: Great performers, with sparkling personalities and charisma will always be welcome on 'The Price Is Right.'"
(Live on the Show): Okay, next question ladies and gentlemen: How much this lawsuit will cost our producers? :P
Tranny models have come a long way.
you can have babies and have a career...you have to want it....my girls are ambitious women.
COME ON DOWN YOUR ON THE PRICE IS RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First, she didn't ask for 7 mil in punitive damages, it is considered and then awarded by a court "Because they are usually paid in excess of the plaintiff's provable injuries, punitive damages are awarded only in special cases, usually under tort law, where the defendant's conduct was egregiously insidious." Producers dealing with female employees and probably have done so for years, are WELL AWARE to tread lightly in their comments regarding a woman's size and state of being pregnant or not and to follow any disability and labor laws pertaining to it to the letter. Models are often expected to maintain a certain weight and measurements as part of a contract, but that stops at pregnancy. The producers involved should not have been taken by surprise. They deserve to lose every penny of that due to absolute stupidity. They can afford it too.
That's just great! She lost her job and was discriminated against and gets 7 Million....I lost my stomach to Cancer... got fired from my job & livelyhood for it... had my medical insurance cancelled...and after 4 years, I finally got awarded a measly 750 G's, that I'll probably never get!!! Just goes to show you , that it's not who you know................
Pat, I'm so sorry. I hope you get what is due to you. I had similar reactions to this story. Was she discriminated against because she became pregnant? Yea, probably. But I also know that this sort of thing happens everyday to ordinary people who have no hope of getting anything from the employer. So sick of celebs getting the red carpet treatment.
my father said the lawrence welk show is celebrating 70 years on pbs tonight..bring the popcorn...
I just put my hands on my head in disbelief, that this gold digger was given 7 million dollars. Where's my money?
How cute are you?????
Have an established modeling (as in – in front of a camera, not building tiny things) career?
Oh yea, got the number of a good entertainment/work place attorney.
Get these things and we can talk Pathetic.. :)
Either CNN has it wrong, or I'm going insane! Someone jokes about "wide load coming through, or puts their hands on their head in disbelief, and she's suing????? I can't believe that is true. I'm sure CNN must've left out some remarks other wise how could she get that kind of money for a couple of remarks which aren't that bad??????????
Someone can't read, obviously. Did you not see where they wrote she was fired for being pregnant?
How much did the producers pay the models on the show now to get pregnant ? Given if there is no reason to belive wrongdoing is intentional,both women only a few days or months apart.
A producer jokingly says "wide load coming through" and another puts his hands on his head in mock disbelief and for this she's supposed to get over 7 million dollars??? What kind of idiocy is this? Only in America! Of course if there's any real justice this will be overturned,let us all sincerely hope so.
$7.8 million for someone putting their hand on their head in disbelief?? $7.8 million for someone jokingly saying "wide load comin through" ??? dafuq is this BULLSHlT!!? this is simply unbelievable.
That's why you aren't a producer of a television show or probably not in any kind of management position at all. You would be a nightmare for any corporation or human resources department.
in human resources...
OMG – a producer put his hands on his head? BOTH HANDS??? We can't stand for that type of abuse!
No one should be discriminated against unfairly. That's morally correct and also the law(s) in this country. What should have been done is to award her the amount of her remaining contract and perhaps an additional 25-45% of that amount for pain and suffering etc. 7 million dollars is simply outrageous for this type of incident. This is another good example of why so many people are against laws to protect peoples rights. The laws get abused over and over ad nauseum.......
pain and suffering?? please! that didn't bother her one bit. she is like many other plastic women. they see the world through dolalr signs and take advantage of every opportunity to screw a company or persons over every little trivial thing that happens and cry vitcim. You come off as intelligent and then you say 45% for pain and suffering. you just lost uor credibility and you are also a feminist.
Drew Carrey and Bob Barker tag teamed her...true fact
She needs to abide by her contract....an overweight mother of twins..the game show did not sign for tis...she needs to stop whinning and find another job!!!!!
She got pregnant and couldnt comply with the terms of her contract. What's the issue? Women cant have it both ways, sorry to say.
Now the only wide load coming thru is her frivolous lawsuit winnings grab bag
There are no contracts that state you cannot get pregnant. If any were written that way, they would not stand up in court, a contract like that is deemed null and void...it's sort of like making a contract with someone where you borrow money and the penalty for not paying it back is he gets to cut off your hand. You both sign it, but the contract has no legal standing.
Must have had a good lawyer. There is nothing in the story that would warrant a $100 award. The woman is apparently humor challenged. This won't withstand an appeal.
trigtwit palin is a friend of mine. I don't mind at all that he drools.
Lawsuit awards is one of America's fastest growing industries.
Want to know how I know CNN employs English and not Math majors?
"By Wednesday, that amount increased by more than $7 million – to the tune of $7,763,440 in punitive damages" up from $776,000
7,763,440 – $776000 = 6,987,440. otherwise known as LESS than $7.
Just looking at the amounts you know it's not 7 million. Come on people.
wow! really glad you pointed this out, not sure how I could've gone on with the rest of my day. Keep it up vigilanty
Actually compensatory damages of 776k were awarded and punitive damages of 7 mill. So the model received awards for two types of damages. So the CNN article is correct.
776000+7,003400(over 7mil) =7763440
price is right always had weird rules and reguloations
They treated her wrong, period. They should have compensated for being a holes
Another lottery winner in the game of political correctness.
political correctness = safe, non threatening work environment? Seriously?
Glad you are not my boss. She deserved respect and accommodation. Being pregnant should not result in the loss of a job.
I understand they treated her badly and no one should have to go through that .but being compensated over 7 million for it is absolutely outrageous!
Political correctness can never be determined by a brain-dead person such as yourself.
i know a bunch of guys who'd take right now...they love barbie beauties....lolol
there are so many women who want this woman ...and why not she's a price is right girl!
here's a movie call me when your ready i was just hacking into systems and watching tv
not these boring women he hangs with....that do nothing all day long but are on line
rolling with the punches
we gonna try non of dat...se wa he duz.
she's on line - bit of a turn off for the man wouldn't you say.
a turn on like before? if you know what i'm saying folks.
i can assure you it was not susan, it could be anything else..but it ain't susan...i can assure you of that .
i can assure it was not susan...
If you take $776,000 and increase it by "more than $7 million" you don't get $7,763,440. Words and details are important.
They were two different amounts awarded. "$776,000 in compensatory damages" and "$7,763,440 in punitive damages" for a total of $8,539,440.
a partridge in a pear tree
HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS ARTICLE BUT APPRECIATED FOR EFFORTS MADE
through blogging because ain't nothing going on--
no creativity, nothing funny just fat ass looking for her husband to make sure he's there.
Refireball, get a job or a life. We are moving forward, with or without you. What a lonely guy or kid. LOL. Regarding her winning some cash, good for her.
we know who you are - not impressed
Did they let you out of the looney bin a little too early? Time to get back on your meds!
Good, screw 'em! 7 million isnt enuf though!
Hee, hee, hee! Thinking gives you wrinkles.
YOU look 90
we have enough for today
she's a smart woman and you have to be careful of bambi's–
zoom right into legal....the power of technology...(wink)
are automatically sent into legal...squeezey
have been reported in. now go watch cartoons
Apparently scientists have cloned Sofia Vergara.
and in paris...they are most gracious then a dowdy woman would be
are much more friendly then frumps....a woman like the picture above must be a wonderful...its always the
boring frump heads that people have a problem with because as soon as your looking at the frump even
though she has a big mouth there is nothing there....just sayin.
adding word: wonderful person
its just not there...
thats the way uh huh uh huh i like it uh huh...
while we are waiting for our eggs. thanks.
might be laying on a brickwall someday but would never run into one.
hindsight always better than blinded foresight - good luck after X-mas (wink)
mind your business.
smart girl (picture above)-does she have a man? probably she's to die for georgous.
Beauty? This poor excuse for a model has a mouth that wraps around her face and an eyebrow that is almost arched into a triangle on one side.I think that she proceeded with this law suit because she couldn't find work. The comments and gestures by her co-workers were not in the least offensive. And they were meant to cheer her up. What a loony tune this has been is.
A Botox queen.
is striking....men love her.
She is the same as the rest....she is not rich. rich people keep their mouths shut.
your "friend" should be a with a beautiful woman like the picture or someone older for awhile
most of this is wrong....i'll stick with the beautiful girl in the picture above...
do not speak any poltics to her at all.
she's jealous of this woman because she is beautiful.
Maybe all that "Chicago Machine Business Money" used to buy W.H. influence can be used to save the sinking economy after X-mas? Kick it all back Obambi-poo poo - let's "KICK IT" boy, before "More-Powerful Muslim Brothers" pull on their purse strings
Obamise chanting: "We don't need no education - teacher leave us kids alone - we don't need no thought control - we can't see the writing on the wall" - Obambi-poo shouts: "No worry, just another Repub brick in the wall" - Black Friday wants to help the blind obamice see - Repubs letting Obambi-poo "take the lead" - teacher better teach soon - better keep piling it up on the "Cutting Board" before X-mas -2013 here soon :)
Deval Patrick declined Attorney Gen post, and Susan Rice declines SOS post, after hearing "Larry Flynt Press" start to hum those "Strange Hawaiian Noises." Sharp economic decline after X-mas NOT due to "Fiscal Staircase" - all about "hiiden" Obama policies during past four years - House GOP always stated since post-election that it was "happy to see POTUS take the lead" - Obama knows the "mandate" to balance the 2013 Budget - keep on cutting boy - no more "Santa Claus" afterwards –"Free stuff" go bye -bye - Richman watch "Blind Blue Obamice" run into "Just Another Brick On The Wall" LMFAO
great figure, great beauty, perfect personality...men need to go to these types...not duds.
alot of men want this woman in bed...good for her and him!!!
she's has brains and beauty good for her
Now she is both pretty and rich. No fair. : )
.........WHAT......????????????/.............Missed your meds AGAIN...??????????
We won; you lost; deal with it.
news flash; twelve year old banned from blog for acting like an eleven year old.
STFU! Nobody gives a crap about your delusional garbage. What does this have to do with the Price is Right anyway? Are you related to Sokman? Sounds like something he'd come up with to p iss everyone off! Get back on your meds, would ya!!!!!
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