(LOS ANGELES) — A former Price Is Right model has been awarded $775,000 in her lawsuit against the game show’s producers, which claimed she was discriminated against because of her pregnancy, TMZ reports.
Brandi Cochran, 41, claimed in her 2010 lawsuit that producers made fun of her physical appearance when she was pregnant, and was later given the pink slip.
TMZ notes that Cochran could also receive punitive damages if a jury determines the producers acted maliciously.
FremantleMedia North America, which produces The Price Is Right, tells TMZ in a statement that the verdict was the “result of a flawed process” and that it expects to be “fully vindicated.”
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