Thursday, July 18, 2013
A beauty queen's claim that the Miss USA Pageant run by Donald
Trump was rigged has cost her $5 million in damages for defamation.
Southern District Judge J. Paul Oetken on Tuesday upheld an
arbitration award against Sheena Monnin, the former Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012
who alleged on Facebook and the "Today" show that the 2012 pageant in
Las Vegas had a "script" dictating the final 16 and the top five
Oetken also criticized Monnin's attorney, Richard Klineburger,
for refusing to participate in the arbitration before Theodore Katz in 2012,
saying his "ineptitude" led to a result that was perhaps unfair to
Monnin, who "undeniably is suffering from her poor choice of
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