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Miss Universe

Files Defamation Claims

Against Ex-Miss Penn

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

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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Stand your ground Miss PA!!!! I have been in several pageants and one year I guess pageant officials didn't think they had a suitable candidate for the crown so they asked Miss Teen to give up her title early so she could compete. Hmmm. When we asked her why her bio wasn't in the program and she said she gave up her title early to compete. Let me tell you, any hope of winning went right out the door. All the girls knew right then that she was going to be the winner and sure enough she was. It was Halle Berry. This might have been before Trump bought it, but the practices remain the same. Girls/ladies do not waste your time with these pageants, they know who the winner is before you even get there to compete. They just want you to think you have a chance at winning to get your/your sponsors money.

874 days ago


Get Down Donald. Do the Cha Cha on her head. Lie'rs never prosper.

874 days ago

Tigers Wood    

Orange Man scares me, Monnin is one tough women.

874 days ago



874 days ago


That picture of The Donald should be on his tombstone. He's a low-class creep, personally criticizing the woman, as he's wont to do whenever his little ego gets bothered.

874 days ago


Dear Miss. Penn. I will take your case pro bono

874 days ago


Defamation? Everytime this azz opens his mouth he lets the world know what a low class liar he is.

Miss Universe hasn't said anything we didn't already know.

874 days ago

Thomas Jefferson    

Where's Gloria Allred when we need here? I'm sure she will want to check The Donald's genitials for fraud. Ain't America great?

874 days ago


She'll lose, breach of contract and defamation, her career future will go down the tubes.
Nobody wants to hire someone who may end up publicly badmouthing them later.
Foolish woman.

874 days ago


Trump is a bully because of course it's fixed like Celeb Apprentice. He started kissing Arsenios ass from the first week but AH never delivered. He never had an original idea, he called Aubrey filthy names and he didn't raise any money. The pageant contestants who hook up with Donald and his buddies go the finals.

874 days ago


TO THURSTON HOWELL, 3rd. Thank You!!!

874 days ago


Face it, Donald is a has been. His show is off the air for the summer so he has to keep his name in front of the public or else they will forget him in a nanosecond. His birther rant is backfiring on him and this contestant is probably 100% correct it's rigged. I wouldn't trust donald for a second

874 days ago


trump you nd your spawn are freaks your trying to show your power to make you look importnt if you read all the comments you can see you are a moron get something to take for your jaundice skin and take that friggin squirrel off your head you are one ugly idiot i hope that girl kicks your ass you have nothing to do then shoot off your mouth your pathetic

874 days ago


The Donald is such a gangster, crook, creep. The mouth that walked like a man.

874 days ago


Give Donald ' HELL' Sheena!

874 days ago
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