Former Miss Pennsylvania Ordered to Pay $5 Million in Suit

Sheena Monnin's fraud claims against Miss Universe pageant were untrue, court rules.
1:48 | 12/20/12

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early christmas gift for donald trump. Just what he needs, the money. Judges ordered a former contestant to pay the miss america group, $5 million in damages after she claimed the contest was rigged. Abbie boudreau has the story. And miss universe 2012 is -- usa. Reporter: Miss usa won on stage last night. Miss usa is now miss universe. Reporter: But former beauty queen, sheena monnin, lost in court. She now owes $5 million in damage to donald trump's miss universe corporation. After claiming on her facebook page, the pageant was fraudulent, lacking in morals and trashy. A judge ruled against her. Overnight, the donald responded by tweet. Sheena monnin acted terribly. She got what she deserved. She never produced the smoking gun. And therefore, her case was doomed. Reporter: It all started in june when monnin was a miss usa contestant but quit the competition. And claimed in a facebook post that the show was rigged. A claim that trump vehemently denied. We're going to sue her because she made a very false charge. And she knows it was a false charge. Her misstatements got a lot of national publicity. And therefore, the judgment seems to be in the ballpark. Reporter: In a statement, the miss universe organization said, miss monnin could have avoided all of this, had she chosen to act responsiblather than seeking her 15 minutes of fame. We reached out to monnin but got no response. For "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles.

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