Standing up for his beloved Miss Universe organization, Donald Trump is ready to strike back and sue a former contestant who publicly claimed the competition was rigged.
Following the crowning of Miss USA Olivia Culpo, fellow contestant Sheena Monnin resigned as Miss Pennsylvania and took to social media while accusing the organization of rigging Sunday’s competition – which led to Mr. Trump’s heated interview on “Good Morning America” earlier today.
“I think that, frankly, she should apologize, but we will be bringing a lawsuit against her,” he said. “She lost and if you look at her compared to the people who were in the top 15, you would understand why she’s not in the top 15. It’s a very, very sad situation.”
Monnin took to Facebook on Monday to write that she “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; 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,” the 27-year-old brunette continued, “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.”
Although Trump didn’t want to name the contestant who allegedly saw the list, he said his people “already interviewed that person and that person said it’s not true.”
“I think [Monnin’s] primary issue was that she lost and she’s angry about losing,” Trump quipped, “Frankly, in my opinion, I saw her for barely a second, she didn’t deserve to be in the top 15.”
Not long after Trump’s GMA interview, Monnin took to Facebook again to say, “At this time I am considering which media outlet to give my first interview. Thank you for your encouragement, support, and kind words.”