KTLA News 11:35 PM PDT, June 10, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Miss California Carrie Prejean has been stripped of her crown.
Donald Trump, who runs the competition, says the decision was based, not on Prejean's political views, but because she violated her contract.
"This was a decision based solely on contract violations, including Ms. Prejean's unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Miss California USA organization," the California pageant's executive director, Keith Lewis, said in a statement.
He had complained at a news conference last month that Prejean was skipping Miss California USA events while speaking out against gay marriage at unsanctioned appearances.
After the complaints reached Trump, who owns Miss California USA's parent organization, the mogul decided to give her a second chance and keep her on.
On Thursday, he changed his mind.
"I told Carrie sh
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Tags: Trump, Miss California, You're fired, Miss Malibu, Tami Farrell, Replacement
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