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Miss Universe

Files Defamation Claims

Against Ex-Miss Penn

6/8/2012 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Donald Trump delivered as promised -- the Miss Universe organization has officially filed 2 crushing legal claims against ex-Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin ... for saying the pageant's a fraud.

TMZ broke the story ... Miss Universe owner Donald Trump gave Monnin a 24-hour ultimatum to retract her statements that pageant winners are predetermined -- but Monnin refused.

So this morning, one of Donald's lawyers tells TMZ, the Miss Universe Organization -- Miss USA's parent company -- has filed docs to take the matter before a private arbitrator, and he intends to go after Monnin for all she's worth.

The action was not filed as a formal lawsuit in court because of a stipulation in Monnin's contract -- which requires any dispute to be handled through private arbitration, and only if it can't be worked out there can it be filed in court.

We're told the Miss Universe team has filed two separate causes of action -- breaching the contract by talking trash about the pageant and a second claim for defamation.  How much are they going for? We're told, "Significant damages."

Attempts to reach Monnin were unsuccessful.

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16.

GeniusMachine    

I'm surprised Trump did not demand to see her birth certificate to prove she was born in PA. Every time he opens his mouth, he proves himself a bigger and bigger moron.

811 days ago
17.

Mumra the Ever Living    

In the last two and a half years two people have been kidnapped and stabbed to death in the poorly patrolled parking garage of his Atlantic City casino. People are accosted by beggars and held up by thieves on a daily around his casino.
Don, instead of suing young girls, why don't you protect your gambling patrons.
Oh, and Don, this is just my opinion, please don't sue me.
PS Went to the new Revel Casino, they are going to EAT YOU FOR LUNCH!!! I guess it's back to bankruptcy court for the Chump Taj Mahall. Oh, also has the worst pay back on the slots - that's not opinion, that's fact!!!

811 days ago
18.

Rowan    

This is abuse of power. Trump threatens and thumps his chest whenever anyone says anything negative about him or his companies, but he goes around spouting lies he doesn't even believe (Obama - birther controversy) and says that's different. Since they have to go to arbitration, I hope the mediator shuts his ass down. Unless he can prove tangible damages to the Miss USA pageant, he'll just have to deal with it.

811 days ago
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vampireslayerteam@yahoo.com    

Obviously the thing is rigged if Trump is making such a big deal out of this.

811 days ago
20.

Areader    

Memo to Donald Trump: Shut the f*ck up!

811 days ago
21.

Amber    

This is just stupid... I tried to watch the Miss USA pageant last week and couldn't because it was so boring!!!! Besides the whole tranny thing turned me away from them for good!!!!!

811 days ago
22.

Truth    

F*CK... ANOTHER WASTE OF COURT'S TIME BY THE HAIRBALL RED NECK. REALLY, WHO THE F*CK CARESSSSSS!!!! GOING AFTER A CHIC WORTH LITTLE TO NOTHING TO PROVE HE'S A DOUCHE BAG ON CAMPUS. HOPE THIS SH*T BACKFIRES AND SHE ACTUALLY PRODUCES SAID LIST. IT'S NO SECRET EVERYONE SAID SUCH A LIST DOESN'T EXIST WHEN PESTERED BY TRUMP... WHO THE HELL WILL SAY YES JUST SO TRUMP CAN WASTE MORE OF THE COURT'S TIME AND THEIR'S??? #TRUTH!!

811 days ago
23.

Politico Pablo    

If she signed an arbitration agreement, it works both ways. The judge will say take it to arbitration. She has no assets to go after. And if she did, she could just file a Chapter 7, and discharge any judgement awards.

811 days ago
24.

jmak2011    

Donald Trump is just trying to BULLY this poor girl and she has to stick to her guns and never give up. Of course the pageant is RIGGED, and she called him on it. Sheena YOU GO GIRL. Get all the air time you can get and make your point on the B/S Pageant.
F/U Donnie Trump

811 days ago
25.

Dingo Ate My Baby    

All she did was say that she was told something by someone. neither side can prove that one way or the other so it will get thrown out.

811 days ago
26.

brent    

does this mean i can sue everyone that calls me a "fa**got" and have their IP and address tracked from YouTube and internet forums? who do i contact to sue people for calling me hurtful names? i want paychecks garnished.

811 days ago
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811 days ago
28.

McCarton    

He rigged the winner of Celebrity Apprentice, why wouldn't he rig the results of the Miss USA pageant?

811 days ago
29.

Truth    

TRUMP'S A TOTAL D*CKWAD!! SRUSLY, IF THE PAGEANT WAS SO EFFING HONEST WHY NOT JUST DISCLOSE THE JUDGES VOTES FROM BEGINNING TO END OF THE SHOW? THAT WOULD BLOW THE CHIC'S THEORY AND WIN THE PR CAMPAIGN AT THE SAME TIME. COSTS NOTHING TO DO SO... YET HE'S A REDNECK NARCISSIST. HE CAN'T TAKE THE LOGICAL WAY OUT. #TRUTH!!

811 days ago
30.

Glynn    

Trump, you are a blow hard. Sue me!!

811 days ago
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