Donald Trump has successfully sued former Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin for defaming his Miss Universe pageant by claiming the whole contest was rigged. The case went to arbitration and a very fair-minded judge ordered Monnin to pay the totally reasonable sum of $5 million to Donald’s humble org. Just to put this amount into context, the average payout from the September 11th Fund was $1.8 million.
In a statement, Trump said, “We cannot allow a disgruntled contestant to make false and reckless statements which are damaging to the many people who have devoted their hearts and souls to the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant systems….While I feel very badly for Sheena, she did the wrong thing. She was really nasty, and we had no choice. It is an expensive lesson for her.”
Poor Trump. If anyone knows about defamation, it’s Donald, who dabbles in it almost daily. I’d like to do my own arbitration on some of Trump’s most egregious cases; just imagine me wearing a judicial robe while I dish out some fines.