Monday, August 31, 2009

Miss USA Sues Claiming Religious Discrimination

Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean sued pageant officials Monday for libel, slander and religious discrimination, accusing them of telling her to stop mentioning God even before her controversial remarks against gay marriage.

UPDATE 11/10/09: Prejean settles lawsuit, but admits to self-recording a private sex video at age 17

-- From "Carrie Prejean sues over ouster as Miss California; claims libel, religious discrimination" by Anthony McCartney, AP Entertainment Writer 8/31/09

Prejean sued California pageant executive director Keith Lewis and actress and former Miss USA Shanna Moakler, who served as a co-director before resigning in protest of Prejean.

Prejean was fired in June by pageant officials who said she missed several scheduled appearances.

Her attorney, Chuck LiMandri, said that wasn't true, and Prejean was ousted because of controversial remarks in April during the Miss USA pageant that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

The lawsuit claims Lewis and Moakler both told Prejean not to mention God on her Miss USA application or at public events at least two months before she gave her anti-gay marriage answer.

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