Bob Barker is best known for hosting CBS’s The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, and for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974.
But the animal activist has been involved in a series of ugly lawsuits in which he’s been accused of sexual harassment and worse!
Bob was involved in a relationship with The Price Is Right model Dian Parkinson from 1989 to 1991 that ended in a nasty legal tangle.
In 1994, Dian filed suit against Bob, alleging sexual harassment following a three-year affair when she worked on the show.
Dian, who alleged extortion by threats of firing, later dropped her lawsuit, claiming stress from the ordeal was damaging her health.
In 1995, model Holly Hallstrom left “Price” and later filed suit against Bob for wrongful termination and malicious persecution. Her battle ended in a settlement in 2005.
Models Janice Pennington and Kathleen Bradley, who were fired after testifying against Bob, later received financial settlements.