Carrie Prejean, the winner of Miss California and runner-up in the Miss America pageant whose title was recently taken from her, is suing officials of the Miss California officials for discrimination and slander. As most of you know, the beauty queen was asked a controversial question concerning gay marriage by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. Prejean initially started to give the “acceptable” answer, but in the end spoke her true feelings. The answer provoked Perez Hilton and he quickly posted a hateful video on his blog.
Things got dirty quickly and Prejean’s title was taken from her. Pageant officials claim that Prejean did not live up to her contract’s obligations. More details have emerged from the allegations listed in the suit. Prejean accused pageant officials of advising contestants that they should not reference God in their interview questions. She maintains that her title was taken from her because of her support of traditional marriage.
According to Fox News pageant official Keith Lewis said that “I would guess Carrie sees [the suit] as a chance to get publicity for her upcoming book because in the interviews I have seen, she talks about the suit and the book in the same breath. We have no problem with her selling lots of books — considering in the current situation we could stand to profit from every copy she sells. ”
It will be interesting to see this one play out. If you missed it or want to see it again see Carrie Prejean’s pageant response below.