Brandi Cochran, come on down, and get your checks totaling $8.5 million! The former The Price is Right model sued TPIR 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."