Miss Delaware Teen USA, 18, resigns amid porn scandal

Miss Delaware Teen USA, 18, resigns amid porn scandal

February 27th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King resigned after questions arose over her alleged role in an online porn video.

Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King resigned after...

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WILMINGTON, Del. - Pageant officials say Miss Delaware Teen USA has resigned.

Melissa King says she is not stepping down because of a sex video that has surfaced. King told The (Wilmington) News Journal that she was aware of the video, but denied appearing in it.

Pageant officials say the 18-year-old King is being represented by Hagerstown attorney J. Gregory Hannigan. The attorney told the newspaper that a statement on the resignation will be issued.

Spokeswoman Dara Busch says the pageant's runner-up will replace King. The pageant's website lists Hailey Lawler of the Newark area as the 2012 runner-up.