A former model on "The Price is Right" is receiving more than $7.7 million in punitive damages from the producers of the show for discriminating against her after she got pregnant, a jury determined on Wednesday, Yahoo! News reported.
Brandi Cochran, 41, was awarded nearly $777,000 in actual damages after the court determined the 'Price is Right' producers discriminated toward her. Cochran said after taking maternity leave, she tried to return to work on the show in early 2010 but was rejected, Yahoo! News reported.
"The jury agreed and determined that FremantleMedia North America and The Price is Right Productions owed her more than $8.5 million in all," Yahoo! News reported.
"I'm humbled. I'm shocked," Cochran said after hearing the jury's verdict. "I'm happy that justice was served today not only for women in the entertainment industry, but women in the workplace. FremantleMedia is standing by its initial statement, saying that after the appeal, it expects to be "fully vindicated," FoxNews reported.
Producers claimed that they were happy with the five models who were working on the show at the time that Cochran tried to return, FoxNews reported.
Cochran is not the only model to have sued "The Price is Right." Many other models who were on the series have sued not only the show but also Bob Barker, the show's host up until 2007 when he retired. Most of these cases were ended with out-of-court settlements, FoxNews reported.