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"Price Is Right" Model Sues

Producer Verbally Attacked Me

While I Was Naked

9/7/2011 9:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0907_lanisha_cole_labeled_getty_BNA former "Price Is Right" model is suing two of the show's producers for sexual harassment -- claiming one even verbally accosted her in the dressing room ... while she was "naked and exposed."

Lanisha Cole, the longest tenured model on TPIR, filed the lawsuit today in L.A. County Superior Court, accusing producers Michael Richards and Adam Sandler -- coincidentally, NOT THE ACTORS -- of harassing and abusing her in the workplace.

On one occasion last year, according to Lanisha's lawyer, Sandler barged into her dressing room to berate her for not wearing a microphone -- and "at the time, she was completely naked and exposed, except for a very sheer thong bikini underwear bottom."

According to her lawyer, Sandler proceeded to loudly chastise Lanisha in front of the other models "without even trying to turn away or avert his eyes from her nakedness."

Lanisha says she filed a formal complaint with the show's HR department weeks later -- but claims the show's production company brushed her off for months ... and ultimately did nothing about the alleged harassment. Lanisha says she quit in December.

Now, she wants payback -- seeking damages for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Lanisha also makes it clear host Drew Carey has NOT been accused of any wrongdoing. Calls to TPIR haven't been returned.

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Bryan    

You're a bimbo model on a game show. No one cares!! lol

961 days ago
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sunshinerad    

This really needs to get figured out. These kinds of things can not be tolerated.

961 days ago
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Real Person    

Where is Bob, he likes to do the Abusing, Drew still has alot to learn.

961 days ago
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Real Person    

Sounds like not much has changed, only Bob Barker use to do the abuse.

961 days ago
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Jerry    

Lanisha was great on the show. More than being stunningly beautiful, she clearly had a charming, sweet and fun personality when she interacted with Drew & the fans.
There's been too much of this on Price and other shows - those producers need to be held accountable.

961 days ago
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Tammy    

Let's start with the obvious question: was she not wearing a microphone? If she was not, then he's not berating, he's letting her know that she's not doing her job and he's not happy with her not doing her job. Secondsly, if you QUIT a job, you were not terminated. Third, as for the dressing room thing, I don't see the smart in not LOCKING a door if you a getting naked and object to anyone in the studio entering, which she knew darn well they could. Fourth, false imprisonment? LOL!! I'd laugh this girl out of court!!

961 days ago
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Delaware D    

I like Lanisha.

961 days ago
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Johnnyt    

I was going to comment but Tammy covered it all.
Next?

961 days ago
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toad    

Huh, sounds fishy to me

961 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

This is what Hollywood is all about, Lanisha. Either submit to the sleazy acts from producers and directors or get into another line of work.

961 days ago
11.

Dan    

Time to make an example of her and have her neutered!

961 days ago
12.

CountryGal    

Of course someone named Lanisha is suing. It's the American way!

961 days ago
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Ace    

It's not HER dressing room. It is part of the workplace. As the employer they can go in and check out the goods whenever they feel like it.

961 days ago
14.

Swim    

This is why I don'*****ch TV or go to the movies. Don't feed the beast.

961 days ago
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Honestly    

First of all if your butt naked people are gonna stare...second how are you going to sue for wrongfull termination when your dumb A** quit...common sense people..always someone trying to make some eazy money

961 days ago
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