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'Price is Right'

NAILED For MILLIONS

In Pregnant Model Lawsuit

11/22/2012 5:26 AM PST UPDATED: 11/22/2012 8:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The jury that found a former "Price Is Right" model was fired because she got knocked up just gave the beauty a huge parting gift ... $7 MILLION in punitive damages.

Brandi Cochran sued the show for allegedly harassing her and ultimately giving her the boot when she got pregnant. She claimed she was called names including "wide load."

Earlier this week the jury awarded Brandi $775,000 in damages, but then heard testimony about possible punitive damages, which serve as punishment for intentional wrongdoing.

Let's just say ... the jury found PLENTY of wrongdoing, because it just smacked the show with punitives to the tune of $7,763,440.

Maybe they'll change the end of the show and say, "Remember to spay and neuter your models."

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PIR Executive Producer Mike Richards released a statement on the show's website, calling yesterday "a tough day for The Price Is Right and its staff."

In the show's defense, Mike describes one model who went through two pregnancies on the show -- and writes, "If we don't like pregnant models, we sure have a funny way of showing it."

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w h i t e y    

Good for her .

516 days ago
17.

johnnydanger    

Yeah, she definitely got "nailed".

516 days ago
18.

Truth    

$7M? Ridiculous. Will be big time reduced if not totally waived after an appeal. And it should.

516 days ago
19.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Don't worry. PiR will be changing out there female models with more male models.

516 days ago
20.

Jannie    

Is Lindsay in jail yet?

516 days ago
21.

Jordan    

I would not get to excited just yet, this case will go to an apeals court and the judge their may or may not agree with the jury.

516 days ago
22.

Issac    

No women deserve $7 mil. Who wants to see a prego woman on TV

516 days ago
23.

KnuckleDragger    

TPIR has 2 pregnant models working the pole this season. One I haven't seen for a few weeks so she probably popped. The other is gettin' there.

516 days ago
24.

Bagheera    

Was she fired for being pregnant, demanding too much money, or sucking at her job?

516 days ago
25.

Keepin' it Real    

Not exactly collapsing with laughter with the spaying/neutering "joke." Totally agree with the verdict.

516 days ago
26.

tleeg    

Aaawww..poor baby, she was called names and gets 7 million bucks. Gimme a friggin break...if i was on that lame ass jury..id have awarded her ass 2,500 and a new car.

516 days ago
27.

who dat    

This verdict will be set aside due to reversible trial error. The verdict was based on emotion not law.

516 days ago
28.

Tanzaboy1990    

GOOD..Don't like the show Anyways....I wonder what she'll do with that 7 mill

516 days ago
29.

SkinLikeVelvet    

Wow

516 days ago
30.

jaythepirate    

Isn't it in all the price is rights models contracts that they be spayed or neutered?

516 days ago
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