Skip to main content

Are you a legal professional? Visit our professional site

Search for legal issues
For help near (city, ZIP code or county)
Please enter a legal issue and/or a location

Beauty Pageant Queen Carrie Prejean Sued for Non Payment

Article Placeholder Image
By Kamika Dunlap on March 30, 2010 9:45 AM

Beauty pageant queen Carrie Prejean is facing a lawsuit brought by a Christian focused public relations firm, claiming she owes $64,000.

Larry Ross Communications is suing Prejean, the runner-up in the 2009 Miss USA pageant who sparked controversy after stating her religious aversion to gay marriage in response to an onstage question, Courthouse News Service reports.

The PR firm claims it spent "hundreds of hours" performing damage control during the media controversy. In addition the company claims it fielded media calls and did other public relations work, which it has not been paid for.

Larry Ross Communications claims it represented Prejean throughout the ordeal. The lawsuit claims the PR firm gave Prejean interview tips and brokered a conference call with Donald Trump and joint presser with Trump and pageant officials.

As previously discussed, Miss USA pageant officials fired Prejean. She then sued claiming religious discrimination. The pageant countersued for $5,200 that it gave her for breast implants.

Both parties reached a quick settlement after lawyers for the pageant showed Prejean a sex tape that she made. Prejean was only 17 years old during the making of a sex tape for her ex-boyfriend.

The latest lawsuit involving Prejean however is for non payment by the Christian PR firm, who apparently helped spread her "biblically correct" message.

In general, non payment involves failing to meet a financial obligation. Non payment can also involve a type of delinquency when a debt when due.

Larry Ross Communications sued Prejean in Denton County Court in Texas.

Find a Lawyer

More Options