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'Price Is Right' Model

Wins $775k and Counting

In 'Wide Load' Preggo Lawsuit

11/20/2012 1:13 PM PST UPDATED: 11/20/2012 3:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"The Price Is Right" model who sued producers -- claiming they wrongfully 86'd her for getting pregnant -- just won a $775,000 judgment, and the amount could grow.

As TMZ previously reported ... Brandi Cochran filed a suit against the game show back in 2010 ... claiming when she got pregnant, she was subjected to cruel insults from producers (like "wide load") and ultimately fired.

Now, a jury has decided in her favor, awarding Cochran $775,000 in damages -- and she could walk away with more if the jury finds the producers acted maliciously, which opens up the possibility of punitive damages.

Who knew pregnancy pays?

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3:05 PM PT -- A rep for the production company behind TPIR calls the verdict "the result of a flawed process" -- claiming the court "refused to allow the jury to hear and consider that 40% of our models have been pregnant and other important evidence to our defense."

The rep adds, "We expect to be fully vindicated after the matter has been reviewed and stand behind executive producer Mike Richards and the staff of 'The Price is Right.'"

48 COMMENTS

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1.

Mary    

Good for her, last I saw her she was pregnant with twin, wonder what she had and their names. Miss her on TPIR.

615 days ago
2.

Jay W.     

She just "blew" the wrong producer. That's all. $775,000 is a decent compensation.

615 days ago
3.

WLou    

Awesome! Those *******s need to pay up,that's the only way they will learn to act professionally.

615 days ago
4.

Areader    

Good for Brandi.....I hope jury finds that the producers did act maliciously and awards her more money!

615 days ago
5.

Jus Another Viewer    

*YawN*
WHO..? Didnt even know the "Price is Right" was still a show.. Havent watched it since Bob Barker the LEGEND retired!
I Figured that awful (so called actor) Drew Carey Destroyed this game show like it was a cheesburger!
Seriously TMZ - THIS is the best you can do? You actually made a whole little story about THIS? Wow.. going downhill in a Hurry arent you?

615 days ago
6.

Ben    

I'm all for woman's rights, but since when can people become (nearly) a millionaire simply because someone said something mean that hurt their feelings? If this were possible amongst regular people, we'd all be rich.

615 days ago
7.

Katy    

There's a pregnant girl on the show this season

615 days ago
8.

tantricjustice    

It's not her being pregnant that is paying her. It's being the victim of a dirtbag harassing pos.

Now now TMZ, don't make this about her because it is NOT.

615 days ago
9.

EggsOverEasy    

Who knew pregnancy pays?? Try half the players in the NBA..

615 days ago
10.

who dat    

This will get reversed on appeal. She was hired for her looks and they changed drastically during pregnancy.

615 days ago
11.

Elizabeth    

The producers are not allowed to discriminate against pregnant ladies working on the show. Good for Brandi- for sticking up for her rights!

615 days ago
12.

icantbelieveitsnotbutter    

Of course pregnancy pays. Look at all the single mothers on welfare. over 45% of all babies born today are to unwed mothers.

615 days ago
13.

jenny ruby    

im confused
are you saying its been 86"d like scrapped
like we cant do it
or are you saying the price is 775,000
we are doing it???
I dont know the price is right sounds
like 86

615 days ago
14.

karlew    

"Who knew pregnancy pays?"

Octomom

615 days ago
15.

Lynnejazzcochranlyn    

This is just a test!

615 days ago
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