Washington (ANI): Former Miss California Carrie Prejean has slapped the state organization with a lawsuit, alleging it discriminated against her religious beliefs and caused her emotional distress, her lawyer has said.
The 22-year-old, who was controversially stripped off her crown due to her anti-gay marriage activism, turned to Los Angeles Superior Court against K2 Productions, co-executive directors Keith Lewis and Shanna Moakler and publicist Roger Neal.
The former Miss USA runner-up was accused of "breach of contract" and failure to attend scheduled appearances by state pageant officials - a claim denied by the beauty's lawyer. "If Carrie had not answered the question in support of traditional marriage ... she would most certainly still be Miss California," Fox News quoted Prejean's attorney Charles S Limandri as saying.
"Over the past two months we have worked hard to provide overwhelming evidence that Carrie Prejean did not violate her contract with Miss California USA and did not deserve to have her title revoked by Keith Lewis. We will make the case that her title was taken from her solely because of her support of traditional marriage. She did not want to sue, but people need to know the truth," Limandri added.
Responding to the court case, Lewis said he would file a counter lawsuit, adding: "It appears that suits from both sides are now inevitable against the other." Prejean has not taken Donald Trump, the owner of the Miss USA pageant, to court.