Cue the “price ain’t right” jokes. A former Price is Right model who sued the popular TV game show for discrimination faced a setback yesterday (March 13) when an L.A. Supreme Court judge ordered a new trial, E Online reports.
The model, Brandi Cochran, alleged that producers prevented her from returning to her gig post-maternity leave. In December 2012, a jury ruled in Cochran’s favor and awarded her almost $8.5 million in damages.
However, Judge Kevin Brazile recently overturned the verdict, stating that he failed to inform the jury that they had to determine if Cochran’s pregnancy was the primary reason for the firing. “I think there’s evidence they could have come out the other way,” said Brazile. “It clearly was an issue they were struggling with.”
A retrial is set for March 22.