Donald Trump Ready To Sue Over Pageant-Rigging Allegations
Donald Trump is taking the offensive and could march to court over allegations of rigging the Miss USA Pageant.
Trump took to "Good Morning America" Wednesday and laid into "absolutely ridiculous" allegations by now-former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin. The contestant resigned after making accusations that Sunday's pageant was rigged.
The Monday following the pageant, Monnin wrote on her Facebook page in her resignation announcement that "witnessed another contestant who said she saw the list of the Top 5 BEFORE THE SHOW EVER STARTED proceed to call out in order who the Top 5 were before they were announced on stage saying she saw the list of the Top 5.
"After it was indeed the Top 5 I knew the show must be rigged," she added. "I decided at that moment to distance myself from an organization who did not allow fair play and whose morals did not match my own. In good conscience I can no longer be affiliated in any way with an organization I consider to be fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy."
Trump claims that pageant representatives have already interviewed the contestant Monnin claimed rattled off the Top 5, and received her denial that she'd done any such thing. He wrote off her allegations as "loser's remorse" and also denied that Monnin took issue with the pageant's policy against transgender contestants.
"I think [Monnin's] primary issue was that she lost and she's angry about losing," Trump added. "Frankly, in my opinion, I saw her for barely a second, she didn't deserve to be in the top 15."