Sam Haskell, the Mississippi Native and CEO of the Miss America Organization has come under fire for making lewd comments in emails about past Miss Americas.
Fox News reported that Dick Clark productions announced they have cut ties with the pageant over the emails and are calling them appalling.
The production company covered the costs of producing the telecast, paid the Miss America Organization, and featured the current Miss America on the various awards telecasts it produces, like the Billboard Awards.
“We were appalled by their unacceptable content and insisted, in the strongest possible terms, that the Miss America Organization board of directors conduct a comprehensive investigation and take appropriate action to address the situation,” Dick Clark productions said in a statement. “Shortly thereafter, we resigned our board positions and notified MAO that we were terminating our relationship with them.”
Haskell has said that he will be addressing the issue on Friday.
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