Arbitrator: Beauty queen defamed pageant, owes $5M

Associated Press
Arbitrator: Beauty queen defamed pageant, owes $5M

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 30, 2012 file photo provided by the Miss Universe Organization, Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin competes during the 2012 Miss USA Presentation Show in Las Vegas. Monnin, who claimed this year's Miss USA contest was fixed, has been ordered to pay the pageant organization $5 million for defamation. An arbitrator found that the comments from Miss Pennsylvania USA Sheena Monnin were false, harmful and malicious. Monnin had alleged that the five finalists had been selected in advance of the pageant's live telecast. (AP Photo/Miss Universe Organization, Darren Decker, File)

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