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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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76.

Columbo    

Did Bernie Madoff buy his way out? Did Plaxico Buress? Where's OJ Simpson right now? Oh yea, that's right....prison. Did Jerry Sandusky buy his way out? Did Wesley Snipes but his way out? You people are idiots.

591 days ago
77.

zelda    

Does anybody watch those pageants? Donald, you are a sad, old, useless, poor man.

591 days ago
78.

Diana    

Everything Trump touches is rigged. He's just ticked that someone spilled the beans. And while she may be disgruntled, what she said was probably true. But of course old Donnie boy just has to line the pocket of the judge to get the restults he wants.

591 days ago
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Peter Sc    

The court system has always been and will be for those who have the money to find the right judge and the most expensive laywers. No news there. Those who are hurt are those who cannot pay for justice.

591 days ago
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dcdjr123    

Donald, you are such an ass

591 days ago
81.

Columbo    

You the man, Donald. Way to put her in her place!

591 days ago
82.

Debs626    

The man is so hideous, what a peice of garbage!!

590 days ago
83.

anonymous    

What money? She will never be able to pay that up even if she was on her back for life.

579 days ago
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