'Price Is Right' Model Wins Millions in Lawsuit

Model's pregnancy discrimination suit could pave way for other women.
1:44 | 11/22/12

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It is hard to believe, but for many women, it is still a fear. Losing your job after leaving to have a baby. Tonight here, the "price is right" model who fought back. Here's abc's nick watt. Thanks, brandy. Reporter: Brandy was a regular much-loved model on "the price is right" for nearly seven years. I know the problem started when I got pregnant. Backstage, not feeling welcome, having my schedule cut. Reporter: And-her daughter katie was born, she was not invited back on the show. They tried to say this was a creative decision. Reporter: The jury did not agree. Awarding bran dill over $8.5 million in compensation and punitive damages. She is the latest in a line of models to sue the show, which has been on the air for 41 years. In '94, diane parkinson famously accused bob barker of sexual harassment before dropping the charges. In 95, holly halstrom won a settlement claiming she was fired for gaining weight. Shane sterling recently lost her case alleging she was fired because she was pregnant. 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 producers will appeal this latest decision in favor of brandy. The court, among other things, refused to allow the jury to hear and consider that 40% of our models have been pregnant, ads a stement. We expect to be fully vindicated after the matter has been reviewed. The very day of the damning verdict, drew carey made a very public show of support for another model mom to be. She's prel nant. Tell the world!

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