Lanisha Cole is hoping to cash in her remaining Plinko chips for restitution in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the producers of THE PRICE IS RIGHT.
So I guess telling one of Barker’s Beauties to “come on down my pants” is inappropriate on the set of THE PRICE IS RIGHT…? Damn, well, who wants to work there if everyone’s going to take the fun out of it? How long could I get enjoyment out of spinning the Big Wheel and dropping Plinko chips before it got tired?
In any event the producers of THE PRICE IS RIGHT – Michael Richards and Adam Sandler (seriously, those are their real names… I couldn’t even make that up if I tried) – are facing a sexual harassment lawsuit from one of the show’s former models, Lanisha Cole, who accuses them of verbally berating her in the dressing room while she was “naked and exposed.”
TMZ reports that Cole filed her suit in L.A. today, bringing an end to her long tenure on the show, dating back to 2003. In her complaint, Cole alleges that the producers were verbally abusive, barging into the dressing room to yell at her for not wearing a microphone when “at the time, she was completely naked and exposed, excepting a very sheer thong bikini underwear bottom.” This encounter continued in front of the other models as Sandler proceeded with his barrage “without even trying to turn away or avert his eyes from her nakedness.”
Furthermore, when brought to HR’s attention, she was blown off and nothing was done about her complaint, until she quit in December, a departure that stemmed from these events. Now she is seeking for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress with her lawsuit. In addition, she places no blame on the host Drew Carey, who wasn’t involved in this behaviors or actions.
Hmmm… no wonder I haven’t seen them playing “Hole In One… Or Two” anymore. It just sends the wrong message to those working there who might get uncomfortable.