On another local veg list - SFVEG yahoogroups, a poster had a caption
"GOOD BOY BOB BARKER"
I found some reliable sources that veg Bob is not 100% a good boy. I'm just was passing some important factual info to the poster and fellow vegetarians. I would not have posted this information if someone I did not leaving some pertient info.
I am posting to this list, cause this posting was rejeated on the original veggie list
I want my veggie community to receive info from more than ONE source
here's the source of my information, it is usually very reliable, in fact, one of the more reliable web sites around.
we know a lot of good things of Bob Barker, but a few details of his not so kind treatment of animal species-female human beings.
You can be the judge who's telling the truth. All I can say is the only facts I can guarantee is: he had an affair with one of his co-workers for MANY years. The court found Bob not liable for damages filed by his former lover.
below is from part of the link
Dian Parkinson, a prize model for the show from 1975 to 1993, filed an $8 million lawsuit against Barker for sexual harassment. Barker admitted that he had sexual relations with Parkinson but stated the "hanky panky" (Barker's words) between them was consensual. Parkinson gave up her legal fight with Barker in 1995.
Barker was involved in more legal trouble with a The Price Is Right model in 1995. Holly Hallstrom, a model from 1977 to 1995, stated that she had gained 14 pounds because of drugs to treat a hormonal condition and had been fired for failure to lose weight. Barker responded with a lawsuit for slander and libel, and Hallstrom answered back with a countersuit for wrongful firing. The suit by Barker was dropped after Holly lost her first court decision. Holly would then file another lawsuit (Hallstrom II) claiming that Bob's slander lawsuit was frivolous. Hallstrom II would be dropped by the court the next year. Hallstrom also appealed her earlier court loss.
Five women were not rehired from The Price Is Right in October 2000 as their contracts were not renewed. The ostensible reason for their dismissal was to hire younger models to appeal to a younger demographic and to save costs (Barker was renewing his own contract on a year-to-year basis for budget reasons). Four of the women who were dismissed had testified on Hallstrom's behalf in the Hallstrom countersuit. The women included models Janice Pennington and Kathleen Bradley. All of the women dismissed sued for wrongful firing and settled out of court. After Hallstrom won an appeal decision from the California State Circuit Court of Appeals, Hallstrom's line of defense changed from weight gain to being let go for supporting Dian in her sexual harrassment lawsuit. The lawsuit then appeared before the California State Supreme Court of Appeals which in less than two months rendered their decision by dropping all provisional claims aimed towards Mr. Barker--thus stating that
Mr. Barker was not liable or responsible legally for Hallstrom's dismissal. Holly would then settle with FremantleMedia out of court and drop her lawsuit. Linda Riegert, who was the last remaining defendant also settled out of court in early 2006--mostly as a result of this decision by the California State Supreme Court of Appeals. Following her settlement with FremantleMedia, Holly appeared on NBC's The Today Show and ABC-TV's The View still solely blaming Bob for her misfortune.
The plantiffs against Barker have painted a picture of an atmosphere where The Price Is Right models and employees suffer routine sexual harassment and racial slurs. Supporters of Bob Barker state that Barker's name is dragged into lawsuits and scandalous allegations in the hopes of gaining tabloid attention.
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