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Pageant Official -- Prejean's Suit Is Publicity Stunt

8/31/2009 1:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Carrle PrejeanTMZ just received the following statement from Miss California USA honcho Keith Lewis, lashing back at the lawsuit Carrie Prejean filed against him this morning for religious discrimination:

"It appears that suits from both sides are now inevitable against the other.

I would guess Carrie sees it as a chance to get publicity for her upcoming book because in the interviews I have seen, she talks about the suit and the book in the same breath.

We have no problem with her selling lots of books - considering in the current situation we could stand to profit from every copy she sells.

For us, it has never been about her beliefs and we have always just wanted to move on.

But it seems like Carrie really has nothing new to talk about or anything new in her life so the impression is she just keeps looking for ways to rehash her position as a victim because of her onstage answer."

UPDATE: Keith just added a bit more ... "I guess hell hath no fury like a Miss without her crown. We're all looking forward to a less litigious party when we crown the next Miss California USA November 22."

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31.

Chris G.    

I think both sides are full of crap, but the pageant people are making themselves look immature and unprofessional when they bash the girl. They should just say "no comment" and "our attorneys are handling the matter".

1887 days ago
32.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

if it were up to keith lewis, miss california usa would be marge the massive butch lesbian, wearing a wife beater,showing off chunky biceps with tattoos of pitbulls on em.

1887 days ago
33.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

what is it with all these men judging these women contests anyway? it appears more that they are looking for more pointers for flagg- it's, and not in the least interested in the women who participate. what do they do next to judging pageants?

1887 days ago
34.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

it puts the lotion on the skin again...

1887 days ago
35.

BB    

Oh Lewis, shut up - you're still pissed off about her answer and the fact Prop 8 lost in Cali, get over it and go suck your boyfriend.

1887 days ago
36.

SIENNA IS A HOMEWRECKING WHORE    

hahahahah...I LOVE IT!!!! the Miss USA organization STANDS TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF EVERY COPY this slut sells. ahhhhh...poetic justice. don't you love it? this skank should thank Perez Hilton and everyone else involved for giving her publicity like they did. BEFORE this incident she was just some horse-faced skank with t!tty pictures on some obscure soft porn site...NOW she can use those t!tty pix to make guest appearances at conservative/religious gatherings. GTFOH!!!

1887 days ago
37.

Cassy    

@#30 - I think the hatred against religion is more vocal, because the hatred religious people seem to have for those who don't practice their religion is more vocal. You can't go around exhibiting the kind of un-Christlike behavior that you see on TV from 'religious' people and expect not to receive the same kind of vitriol in return. As a religious person, I find the actions and attitudes on both sides of this argument disturbing.

1887 days ago
38.

Pongo    

Regardless of what Carrie said, thinks or feels, she had no right to renege on her contractual obligations and trample all over the reign of the young woman who actually won. It was petty, small, irresponsible and narcissistic behavior and I don't understand any Christian supporting it. There is nothing remotely Christian in the way Ms. Prejean has conducted herself--from the questionable photos prior to the pageant to the fierce need to press her opinion after the pageant. Whatever happened to Christians living by Christ's example and following Biblical instruction? To pretend this young woman is anything but a vapid, attention-loving, self-aggrandizing ding-a-ling is an offense to common sense. To claim she is doing these things as a 'Christian' following Christ's example is an offense to the being who gave his life for us.

1887 days ago
39.

balls    

POCKET ACES, BITCH!

1887 days ago
40.

liz    

Hell hath no fury like a D list celeb who has already spent 14:59 minutes of fame

1887 days ago
41.

seriosuly    

AwesomeDude.. you have your facts wrong.

Before Carrie even answered Perez' question she was losing. Even if she had received prefect scores in the remaining categories..she would have lost to Ms North Carolina.

Her answer did not effect the outcome whatsoever. Her answer also was poorly structured and awkward.. personal beliefs not withstanding it reflected poorly on her ability to answer a question gracefully and eloquently. Doesn't matter if she said all gays should be put to death she could have structured it better. But even if it was the most eleoquent answer in the history of the pagent and she said that all humans should be given the right to marry if consenting non related adults.. she would have lost. Pure and simple facts.

Then she used the situation to cry foul on every channel that would film her and propel herself into "fame" and make herself a Fox News darling and religious martyr.

By committing herself to all of the religious organization appearance which were not approved per her contract agreement as Ms California she was in violation of said contract agreement. Also topless photos surfaced which she did not disclose the existence of to pageant officials which was also in violation of her contract agreement. And all her non approved appearances made it so that she missed the appearances she was supposed to be doing officially as Ms. California.

All of this combined finally sealed her fate and now she still refuses to take responsibility for any of her actions and wants to sue. Pathetic excuse for a Christian actually.. a woman who surrounds herself in a contest based on vanity, surrounded by gay pageant officials and aides who she uses for hair, makeup, fashion and advice, changed the body God gave her to get larger breasts, posed provocatively to sell items using lust, falsely martyrs herself for self promotion. What a role model.

The pageant should counter sue for her breast enhancements back. LOL! Her answer actually allowed her what little notoriety she has gained. She should be thankful otherwise no one would know who the hell she was or buy her book.

1887 days ago
42.

berrylongleaf    

God has other things to worry about than who won or lost a silly title due to personal opinion. War, famine, disease come to mind. She should drop her suit, covert to Catholicism and become a nun so she can be close to God all the time.

1887 days ago
43.

polliwog1    

She needs a NEW crown for being DRAMA QUEEN of the year.
SICK OF LOOKING AT HER.

1887 days ago
44.

xxx    

lol wow this whore is grabbing onto any string she can to keep herself relevant, FAIL

do the world a fav...go jump off a cliff with all your plastic surgery, the world has enough fake bimbos already

how can she write a book, she has probably never even read one, including the bible

1886 days ago
45.

You Can Do Better    

Moakler and Lewis should've kept their yaps shut and allowed Carrie to state her beliefs as she was asked. Since they chose to spill personal details about her medical history, chose to publicly berate her personal beliefs, and chose to put her through the wringer, they should pay up. And learn how to shut up. The MAJORITY in fact, disagrees with their opinion!

1886 days ago
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