Alice Cleveland

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Alice Cleveland is a former television home shopping host on HSN and most recently an on-air vendor representative on QVC.

She was fired from HSN shortly after being diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disease; HSN maintained that her dismissal was based on the network's dissatisfaction with her hosting style, and because she appeared in an unauthorized infomercial on another station. A court awarded Cleveland $495,000 in actual and punitive damages, believing Cleveland's claim that she lost her job because of her illness, which would be a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.[1]

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  1. ^ "FILED" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-27. Retrieved 2007-04-02.