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Emails show Miss America pageant CEO saying nasty things about past winners, and the lead writer calling them the C-word

  • The Huffington Post reports that Sam Haskell, CEO of the Miss America Organization, “regularly maligned, fat-shamed and slut-shamed the former Miss Americas, calling them shocking names and in one case laughing at the suggestion that one of the women should die. When it came to one particular former (winner), Haskell took his efforts so far that she lost her pageant coaching business.” Meanwhile, an email between Haskell and Lewis Friedman, the lead writer for the TV broadcast, showed Friedman jokingly calling past winners “c*nts.” As a result of the emails, Dick Clark Productions has cut ties with the pageant, calling the comments “appalling.”

    TOPICS: Miss America, Lewis Friedman, Sam Haskell, Dick Clark Productions