Miss America Organization cleans house after contestant-shaming revelations

Exclusive: President Of Miss America Organization Resigns Amid Scandal

Miss America chairman and CEO Sam Haskell resigned Saturday-just a day after saying he wouldn't, the New York Daily News reports.

Gretchen Carlson - a pageant victor in 1989, a former board member of the Miss America Organization, and a former Fox journalist who sued Roger Ailes for sexual harassment and exposed a culture of terror at Fox News - was also regularly criticized and described as a "snake" and "INFUCKINGSANE".

The CEO of the Miss America organization, along with the COO and a board chair, have resigned after The Huffington Post published emails from them where they fat-shamed, slut-shamed, and even joked about the death of a former pageant victor.

ABC News obtained a full statement from Randle on Saturday that said his inappropriate response to an email about the appearance of 2013 Miss America Mallory Hagan came several months before he worked at the Atlantic City-based organization.

Josh Randle, the president and COO of the Miss America Organization, has reportedly submitted his resignation amid an unfolding scandal involving the company's CEO.

Ms Shindle, who has written a book which is critical of the Miss America Organisation, said on Twitter that the content of the emails made her "physically ill".

The board also accepted the resignation of chairman Lynn Weidner, who Meyers said will remain on the board for up to 90 days "to facilitate a smooth transition". Dan Meyers, who had been vice chairman of the board, was named interim chairman.

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Also on Saturday, one of the main recipients of fundraising from the Miss America Organization said it is reviewing its association with Miss America.

The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals said Saturday it's "conducting an immediate review of the situation and will take appropriate actions".

Randle apologized Saturday to 2013 pageant victor Mallory Hagan, whose weight he and others ridiculed in the emails.

The emails were leaked to the Huffington Post, which first reported on them Thursday.

"My mistake is a mistake of words", Haskell wrote in a statement Friday night after news of his suspension broke.

About 1,600 state and local titleholders, contestants and pageant volunteers joined the former Miss America winners in calling for change at the Miss America Organization.

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