A former producer of Montel Williams' talk show has filed for an additional $3 million (GBP1.9 million) in damages in her unfair dismissal lawsuit against U.S. TV network CBS.
Erin Primmer accused the network, which airs Montel, of firing her from her $110,000 (GBP69,287)-a-year job after she collapsed on set in March 2007 from a brain aneurysm.
She was given the all-clear from her doctor to return to work in April that year, but claims she was made aware that her contract would not be renewed because its executive producer needed "someone capable of handling pressure".
And Primmer's lawyer, E. Christopher Murray, has blasted Williams - who is not named in the suit - for doing nothing when she was let go.
He tells the New York 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 sacking was "a clear violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, New York State and New York City law".