'Price Is Right' Model Wins Wrongful-Termination Lawsuit

Model from hit game show awarded $8.5 million after being laid off after pregnancy.
2:37 | 11/23/12

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We're going to turn to "the price is right." A former model awarded $8.5 million after a jury found she was fired for being pregnant. She sued the producers for ul termination. And she wasn't allowed to return back to work after maternity leave. And nick watt has the story. Thanks, brandi. Reporter: Brandi cochran was born to work on this show. I watched "the price is right." I loved it. I pretended to be the model. Reporter: This former model landed the dream gig in 2002. It's not so bad to be brunette. And bob favored the blonde girls. Reporter: Then, she announced she was pregnant. Twins. Are you kidding? Are you serious? And the producer was very negative about me having twins. And I think the fear that I'd be gaining more weight. I didn't feel welcome at all. Reporter: In what sense? No congratulations, we're happy to have your pregnancy on the show, having my schedule cut. Reporter: She lost one twin, jack. And daughter, katie, was born with significant health problems. My daughter was in the nicu fighting for her life for four months. Postpartum hit me hard for losing a baby. And having a daughter struggle like this. It was the hardest time of my life. And I wanted my job to turn to. And they treated me like i didn't exist. Reporter: She was not invited back to "the price is right." And so, she sued. Why did you decide it was so important to do this? Because if I hadn't gotten pregnant, I wouldn't have lost my job. That's what this boils down to. Reporter: The jury agreed and awarded cochran more than $8.5 million in compensation and punitive damages. The producers plan to appeal. The court, among other things, refused to allow the jury to hear and consider that 40% of our models have been pregnant, reads their statement. We expect to be fully vindicated after the matter has been reviewed. The very day of the damning verdict, drew carey, the current host, made a very public show of support for another model mom-to-be. Rachel's pregnant, everybody. Rachel's pregnant. Tell the world. Rachel's pregnant. Reporter: Cochran won and won big. The price was high. I want to go home and squeeze my daughter and say, it's worth it to stand up. Reporter: For "good morning america," nick watt, abc news,

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