Email This should make all the Carrie Prejean haters happy -- she's reportedly not getting anything out of her attempt to sue the Miss California USA pageant. Earlier this week, after the beauty queen and the pageant dropped their lawsuits against each other and agreed to settle their differences, Prejean demanded more than a million dollars during settlement negotiations. She sued the organization in August for libel, slander and religious discrimination, accusing pageant organizers of telling her to stop mentioning God even before her controversial remarks against gay marriage , or as she called it during the Miss USA pageant, sparking a firestorm of criticism, "opposite marriage.
But now the pageant isn't getting that money back and Prejean's not pocketing any of the millions she wanted. In June, she was fired from her gig as Miss California USA by the master axer himself, Donald Trump , who co-owns the Miss USA organization and initially saved Prejean from losing her crown when criticism about her "opposite marriage" comment first erupted.
However, since that time it has become abundantly clear that Carrie is unwilling to fulfill her obligations under our contract and work together. Carrie is a beautiful young woman and I wish her well as she pursues her other interests.
This should help clear things up. Pageant judge Perez Hilton asks Prejean, "Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit, why or why not? We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what? I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman.
No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised. I haven't said this before, but to her credit, I applaud her for her honesty. However, she is not a politician, she's a hopeful Miss USA. Miss USA should represent everyone. Her answer alienated millions of gay and lesbian Americans, their families and their supporters. Prejean defends her comments via multiple media outlets and tells "Access Hollywood" that her sister is a gay activist.
My beliefs have nothing to do with my sister or my mom, or whatever. Prejean visits churches, including San Diego's The Rock Church, which was active in the campaign to pass a constitutional ban on gay marriages in California last year, to tell her side of the pageant story. She tells The Rock Church's congregation that pageant officials asked her to apologize to the gay community.
In response to Prejean's comments, Lewis issues a statement saying, "Given the fact that Carrie Prejean's first act upon returning to California was to headline five services at a church that promotes homosexuality as both unnatural and abnormal, we stand by our concern for her individual image and look forward to a time in the near future when she can put down her personal agenda and assume the responsibilities associated with being Miss California USA.
I was kind of surprised that she mentioned it, but I think she wanted to get the point across that our family is tolerant," Christina Prejean says, adding that she only recently got involved in gay rights activism. Timeline of Carrie Prejean Controversy April Prejean tells NBC's "Today" show that she's going to Washington to work with the National Organization for Marriage, saying the union between a man and a woman is "something that is very dear to my heart.
The National Organization for Marriage issues a statement saying that although she appears in an ad on the organization's Web site, Prejean "does not work for the National Organization for Marriage. She is a spokesperson for her own views. A topless photograph of Prejean in pink underwear appears on TheDirty.
I am a Christian, and I am a model. Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos. Representatives for the Miss California USA organization confirm they're investigating whether Prejean violated the page contract all contestants are required to sign before the November state contest. The document prohibits whoever holds the title of Miss California from making personal appearances, granting interviews or making commercials without permission from pageant officials and gives the pageant's directors the right to revoke her crown for breaching any of the document's provisions.
She's more famous because of it. No one is talking about the young woman who won. Nobody knows who she is. Prejean's mother, Francine Prejean, tells MomLogic. She was raised in a Christian home. Marriage is between a man and a woman.
Now she's being persecuted for speaking her opinion. Miss California USA co-directors Lewis and Moakler unveil a new PSA promoting the organization and appoint the pageant's first runner-up, Tami Farrell, the organization's ambassador, effectively negating Prejean's role as the face of the pageant. Lewis asserts he wants to move on from Prejean, "get back to the business of beauty," and have Trump make the call on Prejean's fate.
Prejean tells Christian radio host Dr. Donald Trump announces Prejean will keep her crown. More photos of Prejean semi-nude emerge on TMZ. The two are rumored to be dating. Moakler resigns following Trump's press conference.