Axed Carrie Prejean’s lawyer hits back at ‘contract violation’ claims

June 12th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, June 12 (ANI): Lawyer of Carrie Prejean, who was stripped off her Miss California crown, has accused Miss California officials of fabricating claims.

She came under the media glare for all the wrong reasons because of her answer to a question about gay marriage two months ago in the Trump-owned Miss USA pageant, in which she was the runner-up.

Prejean was fired on Wednesday for failing to fulfill her obligations, according to a release by K2 Productions, the independent producers of the Miss California USA pageant, under license from Miss Universe.

The 22-year-old was not informed of her termination until it hit the press, reports Fox News.

“I am in shock that K2 Productions and the Miss California USA Pageant have taken the steps to fire Carrie Prejean today. The claim that she has an unauthorized book contract is false. She does not. The claim that she is refusing to appear is false. Carrie has been in constant contact with pageant officials seeking to fulfill her obligations,” Prejean’s attorney Charles LiMandri told Tarts in a statement.

“I have emails in my possession tied to the pageant organization as recently as last Friday citing future appearance requests for Carrie. She represented the Pageant in Las Vegas the weekend before last, and is scheduled to appear at a Special Olympics event this weekend in California, a cause dear to her heart.

“Everyone has been pleased with her appearances and excited to see her. If you need any further evidence of who is in bad faith: A radio host, Billy Bush says he is the person who informed Carrie she was fired. What kind of employer alerts the media before they speak to their employee?” he added. (ANI)

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