Miss America Organization leaked Email scandal is generating buzz!
Three top officials have resigned from the Miss America Organization amid the email scandal which included the use of vulgar and offensive language to described the former Miss America contestant.
Sam Haskell the now former Executive Chairman and Chief Executive at Miss America Organization was suspended from the organization, he had put under the investigation after the emails were published by HuffPost on December 21, Thursday that showed offensive language.
Days after his suspension by the board, Haskell came with immediate action — his registrations. Two other top leaders of the organization also resigned. The organization said, the board has accepted the resignations of Miss America CEO Sam Haskell Resigns, board chair Lynn Weidner, and President and Chief Operating Officer Josh Randle. In addition, the organization accepted Randle’s resignation “in light of recent events and new developments” on Saturday.
According to the statement from interim chairman Dan Meyers, Weidner and Randle will carry on with their current positions for several more weeks to “facilitate a smooth transition.”
Haskell issued an apology statement for “a mistake of words” on Friday night. He also noted, “Much of what was reported is dishonest, deceptive, and despicable.”
He said he was stressed, “from a full year of attacks by two Miss Americas.” He said in his apology statement, “This was not the CEO of an Organization laughing at inappropriate jokes and speaking about a former Miss America in email conversations. This was a father whose family was being attacked, and a man whose character was being assassinated daily, which impaired my judgment when responding to the inappropriate emails sent to me about them. For that, I deeply apologize. ”
Randle told The Associated Press that his resignation was non-mandatory. He said, “I apologize to Mallory for my lapse in judgment.” He continued, “It does not reflect my values or the values I worked to promote at the Miss America Organization. Although this terrible situation was not caused or driven by me, in light of recent events and new developments, I am no longer willing to continue in my capacity as president and earlier today offered my resignation to the MAO Board of Directors.”