Brandi Cochran, come on down, and get your checks totaling $8.5 million! The former The Price is Right model suedTPIR Productions and FremantleMedia North America, when she reportedly lost her job, following a maternity leave in 2010.
On Wednesday, Cochran was awarded $7.7 million in punitive damages. This amount is on top of the $777,000 in actual damages she was awarded earlier in the week. Said Cochran to ABC News:
"I'm humbled. I'm shocked," Cochran said after the jury announced its verdict. "I'm happy that justice was served today not only for women in the entertainment industry, but women in the workplace."
TPIR producers plans to appeal the judgement.