A former producer of “The Montel Williams Show” is seeking an additional $3 million in damages as part of her unfair dismissal lawsuit against CBS, reports WENN.
Erin Primmer accused the network, which airs the program, of firing her from her $110,000-a-year job after she collapsed on set from a brain aneurysm in March 2007.
Doctors cleared the staffer to resume working in April of that year, but Primmer says she was told that her contract would not be renewed because its executive producer needed “someone capable of handling pressure.”
Williams, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999, is not named in the lawsuit. But Primmer’s lawyer, E. Christopher Murray, has criticized the talk show host for doing nothing when she was let go.
Murray tells the Post: “Coming from a guy who prides himself on helping people who are disabled… it’s a little hypocritical.”
Primmer, who had been an employee of the network since August 2005, adds in the lawsuit – initially filed in February (08) – that her firing was “a clear violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, New York State and New York City law.”