Carrie Prejean is suing Miss California pageant
Poor Carrie Prejean, always the victim.
The former Miss California who was fired for not doing her job is now suing pageant officials and is claiming religious discrimination. Her anti-gay marriage views on the Miss USA pageant earlier this year (she finished as runner-up) first made headlines and she has been involved with several controversies since involving her breast implants, two sets of topless photos, and whether or not she was fulfilling her duties as Miss California.
Carrie speaking out against gay marriage during the pageant would not have been such a big deal if she had just answered the question about it and gotten on with it. Instead, she started claiming the question cost her the crown and aligned herself with the National Organization for Marriage which was also responsible for those ridiculous Gathering Storm commercials. Carrie would not be in the news at all – despite her controversial answer – had blogger Perez Hilton not been the pageant judge who asked the question then later on his blog called her a “dumb bitch.”
The lawsuit was filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing pageant officials of religious discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and defamation. Apparently she’s been subject to public ridicule and humiliation and lost out on modeling work because she lost her crown. She has also suffered anxiety, depression and loss of sleep since her firing, the lawsuit states.