Pageant chief quits after Prejean keeps crownby The Associated Press on May. 13, 2009, under Calendar, Nation/World, Special
LOS ANGELES — Former beauty queen Shanna Moakler has resigned as executive director of the Miss California USA pageant, a day after controversial titleholder Carrie Prejean was allowed to keep her crown.
Moakler, a former Miss USA , said in a statement issued by her publicist Wednesday that she no longer believes in the organization.
She had angrily accused Prejean on Monday of violating the contract she signed with pageant organizers by speaking out repeatedly on behalf of organizations opposed to gay marriage and by failing to disclose she had posed nearly nude for photographs as a teenager.
Pageant owner Donald Trump, who could have ousted Prejean, said Tuesday she will remain Miss Calfornia.