Top Miss America Leaders Resign Amid Email Scandal

Sam Haskell Miss Universe

In its own statement Thursday night, the Miss America Organization said that Haskell, who earns $500,000 a year as CEO, had apologized to the board for his comments. Also on Saturday, President Josh Randle and Chairman Lynn Weidner resigned.

Haskell said in a statement Friday that he would abide by the suspension, but denounced the Huffington Post article that revealed the internal emails as "unkind and untrue".

In the emails reported by HuffPost, Haskell jokes about renaming former Miss America winners, now labeled by the organization as "Forever Miss Americas, "C-s" and calls former winners a "pile of malcontents and has beens who blame the program for not getting them where they think they can go".

"The Board thanks Lynn and Sam for many years of tireless work for, and significant financial support to, both the Miss America Organization and thousands of young women who received millions of dollars of educational scholarships from the Organization as a direct result of their efforts".

The scandal began Thursday, when the Huffington Post published leaked emails showing pageant officials ridiculing past Miss Americas, including crass and sometimes vulgar comments about them.

One day after being suspended, CEO Sam Haskell resigned on Saturday from his position, which reportedly paid almost $500,000 a year. While the board approved Haskell's resignation, Randle and Weidner will remain in their positions for a transition period.

In another exchange from August 2014, Haskell forwarded an email that said Hagan's hairdresser had been commenting on Hagan's sex life, as well as her recent weight gain to Miss America telecast lead writer Lewis Friedman and noted, "Not a single day passes that I am not told some disgusting story about Mallory".

Friedman ended the email with, "P.S".

Ex-food worker smashes up cars at Green Bay's Lambeau Field
Smith also said that the lot is a huge crime scene, but no weapons were found and no one was injured, per Bollier. Smith said the suspect found the victim sitting in his auto and then used his vehicle to hit the victim's auto .

"My hope is that this story that broke will bring light to the type of behaviour that's been in leadership of the Miss America Organisation and really help us put in place some people who care and who embody the mission of Miss America", Ms Hagan said in a Twitter video.

Republican Sen. -elect Chris Brown, who represents the city as part of the Second Legislative District, said, "This is the right move for everyone involved including the image of Atlantic City, considering the pageant was created and thrived becoming synonymous with Atlantic City for nearly a century".

The outgoing chairwoman of the Miss America Organization says she was "unjustly vilified" following an email scandal that targeted former Miss Americas.

By then, it was too little too late as the MAO moved swiftly to remove him, Weidner, and Randle.

"I don't think it's the end", Cameron told The Washington Post.

"Happy Birthday to me!" she said, but "there is still more housekeeping to do".

Hagan moved back to Alabama past year.

Related News:

  • Ukraine accuses government interpreter of spying for Russian Federation

    Ukraine accuses government interpreter of spying for Russian Federation

    Neither the PM nor the SBU named the position or name of the detained official, but he has been widely named as Stanislav Yezhov . Mrs May attacked Russian Federation for "weaponising information" as she announced a UK-Poland defence treaty.

    Meryl Streep has been targeted with 'She Knew' posters

    So the question now is whether, at some point, McGowan will place a call to Streep and this battle will resolve into a love fest. She got £125,000 (S$225,000) as part of the settlement, but does not know whether the conditions regarding therapy were upheld.
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Launches In China As The Redmi 5 Plus

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Launches In China As The Redmi 5 Plus

    The recently launched Special Edition Red Mi A1 is also available at a discount of Rs 1,000. The Mi Max 2 is being offered at a discount of Rs 2,000 and in now available at Rs 12,999.
  • Special weather statement issued for Christmas

    Special weather statement issued for Christmas

    Environment Canada forecasts flurries to begin falling during the day Sunday across Vancouver Island. A cold warning has also been issued by the Halton Region Health Department starting Christmas Eve.
    LoC Flare-up:Major Among 4 Indian Soldiers Killed In 'Unprovoked' Pak Firing

    LoC Flare-up:Major Among 4 Indian Soldiers Killed In 'Unprovoked' Pak Firing

    The violation comes two days after Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that he supports peace talks with India. The violence was sparked by the killing of a popular young rebel leader by government forces in July previous year .

    Variety Publisher Penske Media Acquires Majority of Rolling Stone, Wenner Media

    The companies said Wenner Media would retain "majority control and editorial oversight" of Rolling Stone . PMC owns Deadline Hollywood as well as Variety , Women's Wear Daily , IndieWire , and The Robb Report .
  • Longtime sports broadcaster Dick Enberg dies at 82

    Longtime sports broadcaster Dick Enberg dies at 82

    Enberg returned to his San Diego home to call Padres games for seven years before retiring from full-time announcing in 2016. He is survived by his wife, five children and three grandchildren. "That became a monumental event".
    Confident West Ham can extend positive run against Newcastle - Collins

    Confident West Ham can extend positive run against Newcastle - Collins

    A much-needed victory would see Newcastle climb out of the relegation zone and see the Hammers replace them in the bottom-three. So far this season, all of Sakho's 14 Premier League games have been off the bench and this means that he only earns 50%.
    Samsung Now Mass-Producing Industry's First 2nd-Generation, 10nm-Class DRAM

    Samsung Now Mass-Producing Industry's First 2nd-Generation, 10nm-Class DRAM

    According to the company, it features the highest performance and energy efficiency and smallest dimensions for an 8Gb DRAM chip. The chips are 15 percent more energy efficient and run 10 percent faster than the last generation, launched just 20 months ago.
  • Papa John's CEO Resigns After Condemning NFL Anthem Protests

    Papa John's CEO Resigns After Condemning NFL Anthem Protests

    The pizza chain also pulled several of its planned commercials from National Football League games. In 2010, he took on a co-CEO, Jude Thompson, but that arrangement ended the following year.

    Winter Weather Advisory for parts of WNY Friday

    The high will be near 51 with an east wind of 5 to 7 miles per hour becoming north in the afternoon, the weather service said. For one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, nature is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Upstate New York.
    Nokia 9 Appears In Render

    Nokia 9 Appears In Render

    Interestingly, despite recently leaked specs not mentioning it, the render appears to show dual-camera sensors on the front. The FCC filing of the Nokia 9 also revealed a 5.5-inch OLED display manufactured by LG that may support 18:9 aspect ratio.


Most liked

BJP working to build consensus on triple talaq bill
The body also claimed the bill was against women and children, and if implemented, would destroy many families. Maulana Nomani also accused the NDA government of ignoring the stakeholders before drafting the bill.

Bus Falls Into Banas River; 26 Bodies Recovered — Sawai Madhopur
The identities of the deceased have not been ascertained as of yet and the injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital. Around 35 people are injured in the accident while the bodies of 30 passengers have been fished out, authorities said.

Haley: US Cutting $285 Million off UN Contributions
Just one of the many issues where the USA needs the worldwide community as much as the global community needs the US. Nikki Haley speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

Civilization 6 Is Now Available on iPad
To put this into context, 2K Games set a $20 price for the iOS port of XCOM: Enemy Unknown when it released to mobile in 2013. Aspyr has said, however, that they plan to implement DLC sometime in the future even if they can't now guarantee a timeline.

Long (Island) Blockchain: Iced tea company follows tech craze and pivots
Long Blockchain has been making non-alcoholic lemonades and ice teas, and as of Wednesday had a market value of $23.98 million. FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -Long Island Iced Tea Corp. was founded in 2011 as a maker of such drinks as peach and lemon iced tea.

CWC members task Rahul with devising comprehensive electoral strategy
In his letter to the governor, Rathod has said he extends his unconditional support to the BJP government. He said: "If you see the Modi model in Gujarat, it was a lie, clearly".

No. 23 South Florida meets Texas Tech in Birmingham Bowl
Texas Tech's offense couldn't move the ball on their next possession when a first down would have wrapped up the first half. This entire game was one final showing from one of the best quarterbacks of the past few seasons in college football .

Health officials expect Minnesota flu cases to rise
Increased activity for the flu began earlier this season than usual in Kentucky and is expected to continue for several months. You can also prevent the spread of flu by washing your hands well and disinfecting common high-touch surfaces.

Lani Nava drills 9 extra points in Texas state title game
Strawn is about 80 miles west of Fort Worth along I-20. "She's just another football player to us". "Strawn is a really close community", Lee said.

State, local unemployment rates continue to decline
The Hoosier unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percent last month, down to 3.7 percent. Alaska's unemployment rate for November stood at 7.2 percent, unchanged since August.

Chelsea yet to pay Ethan Ampadu transfer compensation
The best way for me is don't read and only to chat with the club and then to try to improve our squad, if this is possible. "I'm very happy for all the players", he added.

Christmas Eve: What's open and closed on PEI
During the week following Christmas, residents can place an extra bag or can of garbage without a tag on collection day. Register offices will be closed on all Bank Holidays - Christmas Day , Boxing Day , and New Year's Day .

The door is closing on DC's white Christmas hopes
Canada made the top 10 as well, coming in as number eight with a 44 percent chance of a White Christmas. Here are the latest white Christmas odds from Ladbrokes (accurate as of 2.30pm on December 20).

Arsenal and Liverpool share the spoils in six-goal thriller
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas had some surprise answers when asked to pick his Arsenal and Liverpool combined XI. That is the only occasion in 34 years that Liverpool have won at Arsenal by more than one goal.

U.S. existing home sales jump to 11-year high
The inventory was 9.7 percent lower than a year earlier and has fallen year over year for 30 consecutive months. But for those on the higher end of the home market, increases are seen in all regions of the country.