Model fired for getting pregnant?


Say it ain't so, Bob! A former model on the Price is Right is suing former long-time host Bob Barker for allegedly pushing her out of a job after she became pregnant.

The suit, filed by Shane Stirling, claims Barker had a major role in getting her bounced from the show shortly after she announced she was pregnant in 2006.

"The host of the game show had always been very kind and generous to Stirling until he learned that she was pregnant," the lawsuit states.

Stirling is seeking more than $25,000 in damages
. She alleges Barker insisted she not work while pregnant because of liability issues. Stirling returned to work briefly in 2008 but was fired because the show was "going in another direction." Barker had left the show by then.

Stirling says she might have been able to keep her job if she was allowed to return to work earlier and get better acquainted with the new leadership.

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