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Donald Trump Suing Sheena Monnin, Contestant Who Claims Miss USA Rigged

By Daniel Gates

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Sheena Monnin just resigned as Miss Pennsylvania 2012, accusing the Miss USA pageant of being rigged.

Now the competition’s owner, Donald Trump, is — not surprisingly — firing back.

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Shortly after Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo was crowned the pageant’s winner on Sunday, Monnin congratulated her fellow contestants on Facebook.

Then she dropped a bombshell.

“I have decided to resign my position as Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012,” wrote Monnin, explaining that she thinks the Miss Universe Organization is “fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy.”

Specifically, Monnin alleges that the top five finishers were selected before the show even began, and that another contestant had seen a folder containing a list of the names beforehand — names that supposedly matched the actual top group of women on the broadcast.

On Wednesday’s “Today Show,” Trump blasted Monnin’s allegations, calling her charges “ridiculous” and “disgraceful” and vowing to sue her.

Trump says Monnin never had a shot at making the Top 15 and is just “angry” after failing to do so.

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