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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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16.

still2easy    

Donald Dump-what a swelled head jerk azz piece o shyt

589 days ago
17.

ashley    

who the hell still watches this long drawn out shyt?
pretty girls, but the show itself sucks balls!

589 days ago
18.

Tommy    

Way to go Donald --- Take that self centered spoiled bitch DOWN..... Yea!!!!!

589 days ago
19.

Rocco    

Let's see if Crazy Man donates it to charity. I'm guessing NOT.

589 days ago
20.

patty    

Hey Trump, you make false defamatory statements all the time, you need to have your ass sued too!!! Whiney Jerk!

589 days ago
21.

ria    

What if she's not rich? Does this means every penny she makes will go to Donald Trump? That's a lot of money to cough up if you are broke.

589 days ago
22.

patty    

The Judge probably plays golf at one of his golf courses! Trump is such a jerk.

589 days ago
23.

Laura    

Impossible for me to be happy for him--he's disgusting.

589 days ago
24.

Sam    

Awful that he is going to have something to boast about. He is so annoying anyways, but he is especially annoying when he is right (or thinks he is right) about something.

589 days ago
25.

gitRdun    

Trump was a POS to do this. She doesn't have $5 million to pay. Now she'll never have a life with a $5 million civil judgement hanging over her head.

Trump makes false and damaging statements repeatedly about the President of the USA and gets away with it, but she has to paid $5 million for saying something about a trashy reality show? WTF

589 days ago
26.

BigEfren    

What about when he defamed the president about being a citizen.

589 days ago
27.

KicksandGiggles    

This kind of crap is viagra for POS Trump the Chump. He will never stop - the orange dye has finally filtered to his blood stream now to the brain. On principle, everyone should stop watching his shows and buying his products. Its the principle of not supporting his azz with my hard earned buck in any way.

589 days ago
28.

hummm    

welcome to suing country, actually I feel good he won, maybe some people will learn to use this legal tool in a good way, not just as a meal ticket.

589 days ago
29.

Masoman    

He added " He feels very bad for her

589 days ago
30.

Danny    

and he has declared bankruptcy how many times?

589 days ago
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