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Barker's Beauty -- I Was ALSO Fired for Being Preggo!

8/8/2010 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Another former "Price is Right" model claims she was axed from the show because she got knocked up -- and she specifically blames Bob Barker for forcing her out.

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Shane Stirling claims that right after she announced that she was pregnant in December 2006, she was "forced into an early pregnancy leave, was not allowed to return to work for almost a year after her child's birth, and was fired abruptly."

In a lawsuit, filed Friday in L.A. County Superior Court, Stirling claims Barker had a significant role in her termination -- claiming, "The host of the game show had always been very kind and generous to Stirling until he learned that she was pregnant."

Stirling claims Barker insisted that she wouldn't work while she was pregnant because it was "dangerous" and a "liability" ... an advised her to "go home and take care of your baby."

Stirling claims she was finally allowed to return to the show in 2008 -- after Barker had left -- but was soon told that the show was "going in another direction" and was subsequently fired.

In her suit, Stirling claims that if she had "been allowed to return to work sooner after having her baby, she could have become acquainted with the new people working on the game show and thereby would have had a better chance to retain her job."

She's now suing for more than $25,000.

As we previously reported, another Barker's Beauty -- Brandi Cochran -- is also suing the show, claiming staffers treated her so bad when she became pregnant ... that she had a miscarriage.

FremantleMedia, the company that produces "Price," had no comment.

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K-Lo    

This Fossil is allowed to look older than the cript keeper. when he really just needs to stay home & eat his vegetables. Wtf! LoL! The price is wrong B*tch!!!

1483 days ago
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xd    

Isn't that what maternity leave is for? Did she decline it because she wanted to sue for not being able to be on tv with a hugs belly? Nobody wants to see Price is Right Models being large on the show. it's not appealing as a model. They know that going on into the business. You're filling a roll and it's casting for a particular roll. Shes doesn't fit if she's pregnant. Take your leave and come back after the birth.

1483 days ago
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xd    

After the birth the model should be reevaluated for the possision as if she was new. It's an Image thing. It doesn't work in Hollywood. No Image, no gig.

1483 days ago
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xd    

no commenting allowed o tmz after drinking. The word is Position :)
To all a good night!

1483 days ago
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Dawn    

Despite all his animal activism, BB is still a mean old SOB. Despite all his success, he's can't stand it because Drew is a better man. And why is it that some of these dudes take it so personally when a woman gets pregnant? Because they see these women as objects who are supposed to stay looking like Barbie dolls for their own perverted enjoyment, and that little VIP on the way is a threat, who won't look anything like them, which in this case is a decrepid, dried-up horny old skeleton.

1483 days ago
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Dawn    

I agree with xd, that the job requires a certain look and that perhaps they should be made to re-audition after a baby. What I don't get is why people like BB need to get so nasty about it.

1483 days ago
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Blue Lake    

He's a sick, creepy, pathetic monster. I hope she cleans his clock.

1483 days ago
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honesty    

This does not surprise me. I would not be bothered by a pregnant woman showing off merchandise.

I am wondering if anyone ever saw a man on "The Price is Right" showing off the showcases, etc. I don't remember one. Isn't that sexist?

1483 days ago
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Googie    

Don't these women have any shame. They paid her big buck when she did work. She couldn't work when she was pregnant. Can you imagine her at 8 months standing on the stage pointing at curtain #1. Why didn't she stay at home and let the baby daddy take care of her. If no baby daddy, then get a job at Burger King.

1483 days ago
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Kàt    

Apparently, Bob Barker wants all dogs and cats, and employees spayed and neutered.

1483 days ago
11.

Love Star Wars    


Unfortunately, Bob is from the old school and 'being pregnant' in show business are 2 very dirty words. If it was up to him I think spayed & neutered would be prerequisites for employment!


spay
1    /speɪ/ Show Spelled[spey] Show IPA
–verb (used with object) Veterinary Medicine .
to remove the ovaries of (an animal).


OUCH !!!!

1483 days ago
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russ    

Sue crazy. Is there any way not to get sued. Fishing for a reality spot. I am pretty sure Bob had her contract air tight.

1482 days ago
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Ginger    

What # 11 said. Seems Mr. Barker is a nasty piece of work after all. I know he's miserable that The Price Is Right is still going great even if he isn't there. nyah nyah

1482 days ago
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solar panel    

Bob Barker is a Terminator model T-400, an early model, built to run spy missions camophlaged as boring game show hosts.

1482 days ago
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Catherine    

These stupid dumb-azz bimbos, suing The Bob. That's sick.
The Bob is a great frickin guy. I'm quite suspiction that he and mister rogers were actually twins, you know, and anyway, it is not exactly a secret that the idea in being a BOB's BEAUTY is that you look BEAUTIFUL. The showcases, and the chothes and the attitudes are about promoting fun, fun fun and GLAMOUR. It isn't that a pregant women can't be beautiful,for Crimy's sake, it is about contex, and the day the law starts limiting and controlling hiring and firing of "models" We have the RIGHT to not pay you if you are not being the model agreed on ...hello... girl? if you don't look like the "MODEL" they hired for the job...It is YOU missy that not doing your job.
Dummy.
And someone at work stressed me to the point I lost my baby? Lawsuit? Do I smell Satan's after shave in the house? That is such twisted thinking. If at anytime the woman felt she was under that kind of stress, well, an idiot would of known it best to run from the situation. That is sick girl, that is really sick. Trying to make money over dead baby stories is going load your karmic card up something BIG.

Don't be hassling The Bob.
Love You Bob.!

1482 days ago
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