Game show, ‘The Price Is Right’, is being sued by both blonde beauty, Shane Stirling, and brunette beauty, Brandi Cochran, for being pregnant.
Most recently Stirling claims she was “forced into an early pregnancy leave, was not allowed to return to work for almost a year after her child’s birth, and was fired abruptly,” after she announced she was pregnant in December 2006.
TMZ reports: in a lawsuit, filed Friday in L.A. County Superior Court, Stirling claims Barker had a significant role in her termination — claiming,
“The host of the game show had always been very kind and generous to Stirling until he learned that she was pregnant.”
Stirling claims Barker insisted that she wouldn’t work while she was pregnant because it was “dangerous” and a “liability” … and advised her to “go home and take care of your baby.”
Stirling claims she was finally allowed to return to the show in 2008 — after Barker had left — but was soon told that the show was “going in another direction” and was subsequently fired.
In her suit, Stirling claims that if she had “been allowed to return to work sooner after having her baby, she could have become acquainted with the new people working on the game show and thereby would have had a better chance to retain her job.”
She’s now suing for more than $25,000.
Brandi Cochran is also suing the show, claiming staffers treated her so badly when she became pregnant … that she had a miscarriage.
FremantleMedia, the company that produces “Price,” had no comment.
So sad that still in this day and age, women are still being penalized for being pregnant.