legal issues of bob barker
Interesting dynamic: I never realized that TV time-slot for "The View" and "The Price is Right" are directly facing one another. If Rosie were to get TV host of PIR she would be stealing audience share from the TV show and network she just left.
FWIW (not gospel) here is Bob Barker hyperlink from Wikipedia ::
"Dian Parkinson, a prize model for The Price Is Right 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, "As God is my witness I never asked her to do anything she didn't want to do" and that everything was indeed consensual. Parkinson declared herself no financial match to Barker and his resources and gave up her legal fight with him in 1995.
Barker was involved in more legal trouble with a Price model in 1995. Holly Hallstrom, a model from 1977 to 1995, stated that she had gained 14 pounds due to a prescription medication and that Barker used the weight gain as an excuse to fire her, which he denied. Hallstrom alleged that the real reason Barker fired her was because she had refused to support him when Parkinson sued him for sexual harassment. Barker responded with a lawsuit for slander and libel, Barker v. Hallstrom, claiming Hallstrom was lying, but the court decided in her favor and ordered Barker to pay all her legal fees. Hallstrom countersued Barker and in October 2005, she received a multi-million-dollar, out-of-court settlement.
Since 1996, Bob Barker has been sued by six women for charges including sexual harassment, racial discrimination and wrongful termination (most notably by Janice Pennington and Kathleen Bradley, two other longtime and well-known models on the show). To date all the women have received out-of-court financial settlements, save one (former production assistant Linda Reigert), which is still pending."