Miss Pennsylvania, soon penny less Miss, because Sheena Monnin has to cough up $5 million. Why? Because Mister Trump is pissed, and he just won a defamation lawsuit against Sheena. ( Donald also stands up for transgender rights, and that might be the real reason to go after Sheena.)What did poor Sheena do? She claimed that the contest was rigged. Oops, shock, OMG that can’t be true. Seriously does anybody not believe that those contests are rigged? Couldn’t Donald have left this one alone, and let it shimmy roll down his back? of course not because he is “The Donald.”
Did Sheena come up with evidence? or did she just have empty accusations which she sprouted on Facebook and the “Today show?” According to Monnin another finalist had seen a written list of five finalists backstage before winners were officially announced onstage, according to the New York Law Journal.
Monnin couldn’t deal with that and she up and left the contest and wrote on her Facebook page that the pageant was “fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent and in many ways trashy.” She also said:
“This is not about me being a ‘sore loser’ or wanting my ’15 minutes of fame,” adding; “This is about the MUO’s admission under oath that they manipulate the judges’ results to suit their own ends. This is not what they advertise to the public.”
Trump immediately dusted off his claws because the nails had to come out, he said the accusations were “false and reckless.” According to an upset Donald Trump: “She was angry that she lost.”
The Donald sued over the “false charge,” and the case went to an arbitrator, who ruled that Monnin had defamed the pageant, ordering her to pay $5 million. The beauty queen sought to have the judgment overturned. The judge ruled against her.
According to Dana Cole, a legal analyst, the reason why Monnin lost was because: “Sheena’s problem in this case is that she never produced the smoking gun, and therefore, her case was doomed.” In addition Donald Trump is of course super wealthy and can afford to stand up for transgender rights and have the best lawyers in town.
An outraged Sheena fan said: ” This is wrong on so many levels. Trump’s organization rigs outcomes… -Then it isn’t a competition is it? Shooting the messenger when this hypocrisy is revealed, especially when the messenger appears to have a sense of ethics that highlights the absence of them in the organization prosecuting her, shows just how twisted things really are. The proper reaction would have been to not only admit the sham, but to apologize and undertake a plan to fix it. Instead, as it appears to be usual with Mr. Trump, he bullies the “opponent”, as if Miss Universe is entitled to, and justified in perpetrating this kind of corruption. That alone should turn the stomach of any right-thinking person. And if the judge really does live in Trump Towers, shouldn’t questions be asked about impartiality? And Trump thinks he can be President of the country when everything he appears to stand for goes against the principles our country was founded on.”
However there are also two sides to every story, and in this case it seems that Sheena didn’t like the fact that she had to compete with transgender contestants. Pageant organizers said that Monnin resigned because of that. These organizers actually wrote a letter saying that because they decided to allow natural-born males in the competition Sheena decided to quit. This was in response to a transgender contestant who was initially denied entry to the Miss Universe Canada pageant because she wasn’t born female, but Trump overruled that decision.
Are you shocked to hear that the pageant might have been rigged? Why didn’t Sheena come up with some evidence? She must have known that accusations alone weren’t going to get her anywhere. Especially if the opponent is wealthy and doesn’t take criticism well. Or is it more shocking that an individual like Donald Trump actually cares about minorities and tries to be fair? That he stands up for transgender rights and is not hiding from the controversy.
By Georgina Pijttersen