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Beauty contestant loses suit to Donald Trump

(DAILYMAIL) — Donald Trump was victorious in a lawsuit he filed against former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin, who called the Miss USA pageant ‘fixed’ and ‘trashy’ after she failed to make the semifinals of the beauty contest this summer.

Mr Trump, co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, sued Monnin for defamation after she alleged in June that a fellow contestant in the competition had seen a list of the top five winners before the finalists were named on stage.

A U.S. District Court Magistrate ruled last week in favor of the Miss Universe Organization, awarding it $5 million in damages and stated Monnin’s statements ‘were false’ and ‘showed a reckless disregard,’ according to the New York Post.