Ex-Miss America shamed by CEO emails calls for his ouster
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former Miss America whose appearance and sexual habits were mocked in emails sent by the pageant’s CEO and other leaders is calling on him to be replaced.
In a Twitter video posted early Friday, Mallory Hagan says she suspected Miss America Organization CEO Sam Haskell and others engaged in such misbehavior and that the emails reported by The Huffington Post show it was real.
Hagan, who won the 2013 competition, says the story should result in new leadership at Miss America.
The group says Haskell has apologized, and that it considers the matter closed.
The Huffington Post reported on emails it says it obtained from two sources that included Haskell and others ridiculing Hagan’s weight, and speculating about how many men she had sex with.