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The Latest: Kids' Miracle Network blasts Miss America group

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2013 file photo, Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan reacts as she is crowned Miss America 2013 in Las Vegas. Some former Miss A...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2013 file photo, Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan reacts as she is crowned Miss America 2013 in Las Vegas. Some former Miss A...

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the Miss America email scandal (all times local):

3:35 p.m.

One of the main recipients of fundraising from the Miss America Organization says it's reviewing its association with Miss America amid the New Jersey pageant's scandal over emails targeting past winners for abuse.

The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals said Saturday it's "conducting an immediate review of the situation and will take appropriate actions." It says it's "appalled by the behavior reported in the media" and demands "investigation, action and change."

The top leadership of the Miss America Organization has resigned, sweeping out officials implicated in the email scandal. CEO Sam Haskell, President Josh Randle and Chairman Lynn Weidner resigned Saturday.

Several of the emails targeted 2013 winner Mallory Hagan, claiming she had gained weight and speculating about her sex partners.

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3 p.m.

The top leadership of the Miss America Organization has resigned, sweeping out officials implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives.

CEO Sam Haskell resigned from the Atlantic City, New Jersey-based organization on Saturday, a day after he was suspended by the board. Also on Saturday, President Josh Randle and Chairman Lynn Weidner resigned.

The organization announced the resignations a day after dozens of former Miss America signed a petition calling on the group's leadership to step down.

The emails were leaked to the Huffington Post, which first reported on them Thursday. Haskell said he made "a mistake of words."

Haskell's resignation is effective immediately, while Randle and Weidner will remain for a few weeks to help with a leadership transition.


Updated : 2021-03-07 14:41 GMT+08:00