Ex-'Price is Right' model gets $8.5M in damages

Associated Press Modified: November 21, 2012 at 7:17 pm •  Published: November 21, 2012
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In their defense, producers said they were satisfied with the five models working on the show at the time Cochran sought to return.

Several other former models have sued the series and its longtime host, Bob Barker, who retired in 2007.

Most of the cases involving "Barker's Beauties" — the nickname given the gown-wearing women who presented prizes to contestants — ended with out-of-court settlements.

Comedian-actor Drew Carey followed Barker as the show's host.

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Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP .