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Montel Staffer Sues -- I Can Handle the Pressure!

2/14/2008 12:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A former producer for the "Montel Williams" show says she was fired from her $110,000 a year job after suffering a brain aneurysm ... and she's suing mad!
Read the lawsuit against Montel Williams
Erin Primmer began working for Williams in August 2005. On March 29, 2007 she collapsed on the set after suffering the aneurysm and was rushed to a hospital. The following month, she was cleared by her doctor to go back to work with no restrictions. That's when she alleges the executive producer told her the show was not going to renew her contract, telling her, "CBS needed someone capable of handling the pressure, and that the coming year was going to be worse." Primmer says that is "a clear violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, New York State and New York City law" and has filed suit.

A call to CBS was not immediately returned.

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nobodyelsebrokedownlastnight    

i lost respect for montel a long time ago when it came to light that sylvia brown was a fraud who charged 700 dollars per minute for her phone in esp powers and she doesn't have powers,montel kept booking her and he let her talk to poor desperate people on his show,he allowed with full knowledge of the scandal around her to take advantage of people,he is a azz imo

2257 days ago
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nobodyelsebrokedownlastnight    

tara
i am not sure if you are going back to the other blog where you asked if heid could sing

no,heidi can't sing and to top it off she is a first class c#nt
now do you get what that word means lol

2257 days ago
18.

paula    

all i want to kn if sylvia browne predicted his demise....i see she is doing a farewell tour too.. really his show was nothing without her...he is so immature...

2257 days ago
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sammygirl    

Sylvia brown is a fake. A friend of mine was on his show a few years ago to talk with sylvia about certain things that were happening to her home and farm. Sylvia did research of the property and told her it was a man that lived there and he was an evil spirit. All of that is public record,

2257 days ago
20.

Sparticus    

Montel sold me his soul. I am rather busy now ,but you will be hearing about him one day .

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Eddie the Gawd    

She was not fired!!!!! just not renewed. That is what short term contracts are you idiots. This is still America. You can't be forced to renew employement contracts. If she's any good she'll get another contract and stopping feeding off his teet.

2257 days ago
22.

Eddie the Gawd    

Reaper ... keep his soul....just want his liver here. lolol

2257 days ago
23.

nobodyelsebrokedownlastnight    

hey eddie
they got into trouble when they told her it was because she could not handle the pressure and that she wasn't capable.can't do that buddy,that is no reson not to renew the contract when she was cleared by the doctor,they should have said,sorry we are being cancelled and no longer have a place for your contract.

2257 days ago
24.

grandma clay    

im not sure what exactly is going on, but montel has done a good job all these years and i have not heard much bad about him. Maybe we should give him a chance. Maybe if he would talk to her and tell her if that is the real reason. Sometimes there are other reasons for her not to come back. Maybe she didn't hold up her part of the job. I don't know but if it is possible they should get together and talk about it. all this sewing is for the birds it makes lawyers rich and the working class poor.

2257 days ago
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Eddie the Gawd    

No reason required for non-renewal so sorry ... just the way it is. She will lose in court... but will never quit there. Cheaper to pay her off.

2257 days ago
26.

Sparticus    

"She was not fired!!!!! just not renewed." you are the one rthat sounds like an idiot.

2257 days ago
27.

nobodyelsebrokedownlastnight    

eddie
you are right,but they gave a reason and the reason they gave is not legal,they should have said nothing,i think they will pay her off

2257 days ago
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Eddie the Gawd    

you are the one rthat sounds like an idiot.

Posted at 12:01PM on Feb 14th 2008 by labor board

Are you too board to spell and type correctly.

2257 days ago
29.

Eddie the Gawd    

labor board, You are FIRED ! and not renewed. Learn some new skills bubba.

2257 days ago
30.

sickofKate    

Montel, you suck! Does that mean Regis and Letterman should both be off the air because they had heart problems? Unbelievable!

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