Dethroned Miss California USA Carrie Prejean admits she did indeed star in an X-rated sex tape and calls it the “biggest mistake of my life.” The existence of the sex tape video came to light after questions began to surface why Prejean abruptly settled a lawsuit against the Miss California USA pageant for firing her.
Carrie Prejean claimed in the lawsuit she was wrongly fired over her religious beliefs after declaiming gay marriage at the Miss USA California pageant and at various speaking engagements while she was still wearing the crown. Pageant officials responded with a counter-lawsuit claiming Prejean failed to live up to the requirements of her contract, skipping scheduled events and making unauthorized appearances without permission.
The mutual lawsuits were abruptly settled recently, with Miss USA California agreeing to pay Prejean’s legal fees, but giving no cash to the former pageant queen herself. That’s when rumors surfaced Carrie Prejean had been confronted with a copy of an X-rated video tape she’d made, forcing her to settle to keep the video under wraps. Tabloid site TMZ.com claimed they had actually seen the tape, featuring Carrie Prejean pleasuring herself in front of a camera.
On Tuesday, Carrie Prejean finally spoke publicly about making the steamy tape and said it was the worst mistake she’d ever made. She claims she filmed the tape for an ex-boyfriend when she was 17. “I was a teenager,” she said in an interview with the Today Show. “I cared about him. I trusted him. I think now they call it ‘sexting.'”
“Did I think it would come back now and haunt me? No. But I think that a log of young people can learn from this. Nothing is private anymore.”
As for accusations her ‘family values’ and Christian morals speeches ring false after such a revelation, Prejean says “If people want to call me a hypocrite, that’s their prerogative.” Prejean, however, would not discuss why she suddenly dropped her lawsuit against Miss California USA or if the so-called sex tape was involved in the settlement.
Could a sex tape have sunk Carrie Prejean‘s lawsuit against Miss California USA? If this report is true, we’re laughing really hard on the inside right now.
Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean infamously launched herself into the national spotlight by declaring marriage should only “be between a man and a woman” at the Miss USA 2009 pageant. The statement caused mass outrage from gay rights activists and garnered heady support from conservative anti-gay marriage advocates. More controversy stirred when a partially nude modeling photographs of Prejean appeared on a tabloid site. Prejean later said she “regretted” taking the photos and blamed it on being “naive, and young.”
Back in June, the Miss California USA dropped Carrie Prejean citing “continued breach of contract issues” – claiming she failed to show up for events and speaking at events she was not approved to attend. Prejean slapped back with a lawsuit alleging they had ditched her over her religious beliefs. Miss California USA fired back with a lawsuit of their own.
The mutual lawsuits were eventually settled, with Miss USA California agreeing to pay $100,000 for Prejean’s legal fees and allowing her to publish her new book without interference. But Carrie Prejean herself got not a dime. Why is that?
Well, TMZ.com claims they have the answer. According to the tabloid site, a lawyer for the opposing side allegedly got hold of a sex tape featuring the former pageant winner and told her she’d better shut up and settle. Even better, TMZ claims they have actually seen the tape and it does exist.
So you push yourself as the American representation of core family values… and yet you parade around half-naked for photographers and let yourself end up as the star of a sex tape. The irony is just too much.
Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean has launched a lawsuit against the pageant organization for religious discrimination. Prejean alleges she was discriminated against for her religious beliefs when she was stripped of her Miss California crown in June.
Carrie Prejean became embroiled in a nationwide controversy after speaking out against gay marriage at the Miss USA competition in April. A month later, she was fired from her position as the Miss California USA representative. Officials for Miss California says Prejean was fired because she repeatedly missed scheduled appearances for the organization and failed to clear non-affiliated appearances with them – many of which centered around airing her anti-gay views.
The former pageant queen, however, claims Miss California USA fabricated evidence to support their claim she was fired for other than religious reasons. In court documents filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court, Carrie Prejean states the organization “fabricated a fraudulent list of some 50 public appearances allegedly missed by Prejean which they released to the media in order to justify her termination as Miss California USA.”
Carrie Prejean is accusing the organization of religious discrimination, defamation and emotional distress, among other charges.