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Donald Trump

$5 Million VICTORY Over

Disgruntled Beauty Queen

12/18/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Donald Trump isn't wasting his precious, billionaire time RIGGING beauty pageants, despite allegations from a scorned pageant contestant ... this according to a judge.

As we previously reported, Trump had filed a lawsuit against former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin ... claiming she defamed his Miss Universe Org. when she went on a media blitz and accused the Miss USA pageant of being rigged.  

At the time, Monnin had claimed a fellow Miss USA contestant had seen a list containing the top 5 contestants before they were officially announced at the event. Trump denied the allegations.

The case went to arbitration ... and now, the retired U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge who oversaw the case ruled that Monnin DID defame the Miss Universe Org. ... and awarded M.U.O. $5 million in damages.

Trump also released a statement saying, "We cannot allow a disgruntled contestant to make false and reckless statements which are damaging to the many people who have devoted their hearts and souls to the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant systems.”

He added, "While I feel very badly for Sheena, she did the wrong thing. She was really nasty, and we had no choice. It is an expensive lesson for her."

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1.

Jay W.     

B.S.

640 days ago
2.

People Annoy Me    

We still know it's rigged Donald. Most shows are.

640 days ago
3.

verlinda    

Donald invest that victory money on a new rug for your head

640 days ago
4.

TruthMuhSucka    

orange you a happy oompa

640 days ago
5.

Amy    

Donald Chump calling someone nasty. Hilarious. I'm really happy that TMZ called him a millionaire, he's probably so p i s s e d because he ALWAYS refers to himself as a billionaire! Perfect...

640 days ago
6.

Opinionof1    

"We cannot allow a disgruntled contestant to make false and reckless statements which are damaging.......

Isn't that what he did to the President during the election? He should have lost the case.

640 days ago
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coolmama1994    

If the organization actually gets the money, lets hope they donate it to a worthy cause..like shelters etc..

640 days ago
8.

EggsOverEasy    

Regardless, he remains an uber-douche..

640 days ago
9.

RamHead    

Donald Trump could donate the money to the Democrats!
BTW What's wrong with the color of his hand and what about his face? Photoshopping gone wrong or is it something else?

640 days ago
10.

erikt    

Wow! 5Mill! Thats a pretty handsome debt!

640 days ago
11.

Pudding Tang    

Even though she's right, it's just one of those things that's hard to prove. Especially since everyone else is so afraid of the donald. She couldn't get the support she needed from all the yes people.

640 days ago
12.

tleeg    

Like he needed the money...he should have settled with a *******.

640 days ago
13.

tleeg    

Like he needed the money...he should have settled with a bl*w j*b

640 days ago
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Big Headed Tom    

Nasty? Did you say NASTY Donald? Go back to your feuds with Rosy O'Donnell and read stuff you wrote like calling her a pig, etc. I guess those words were terms of endearment? You don't care though pal, do you. You're living comfortably. BTW, I think you deserved this win.

640 days ago
15.

Hohan    

Not only am I shocked to discover this bimbo parade has any positive reputation at all, apparently, when you mess with it, some idiot judge will slap you with a $5m hit to your wardrobe and tap dancing budget.

640 days ago
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