A jury has just awarded $775,000 to Brandi Cochran, a former model for The Price is Right game show who filed a pregnancy discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against CBS, FremantleMedia Ltd., and The Price is Right Productions Inc. CBS was eventually dropped from the lawsuit due to its lack of involvement in HR decisions at The Price is Right.
Cochran claimed that she was fired from the Price is Right in 2010 because of her pregnancy. Cochran had been a model on the Price is Right since 2002, and she was terminated when her maternity leave came to an end.
According to the complaint, producers at The Price is Right harassed Cochran by making insulting remarks about her appearance, weight, and eating habits and then firing her in retaliation after she went on disability leave for post-partum depression following a miscarriage.
Cochran also alleged to have previously witnessed harassment against two other models at The Price is Right One of the models was fired while she was pregnant.