There's a sex tape controversy in The First State, which makes this the most exciting news story to happen in Delaware since Joe Biden sold his first Trans-Am. Seriously, Delaware, your 1 AM closing time SUCK. Your Grotto Pizza and Starboard Bloody Mary Sundays, however, delightful
This afternoon Miss Delaware Teen USA, Melissa King, resigned her crown after it was revealed she allegedly starred in an online sex video. Via Delaware Online:
“I would like to confirm to you that the Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant has received a resignation letter from Miss King’s attorney,” pageant spokeswoman Dara Busch wrote in an e-mail this morning.
A porn website posted a sex video Monday featuring a woman who looks and sounds like King and claiming it is the teen pageant winner. King, contacted Monday, said she was aware of it, but denied it was her.
“Absolutely not,” she said. “It is not.”
Of the porn site’s claim, she said, “There are comments saying this, however, it’s not comments that are true.”
King, who was crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA last year, declined to provide her attorney’s name Monday. Pageant officials, however, identified her attorney as J. Gregory Hannigan, out of Hagerstown, Md. He did not immediately return messages.
A few days ago, she posted this on Twitter:
Once you move on in life people shouldn't try to use your past against you... Let them be happy— Melissa King (@Melissa_M_King) February 23, 2013
Don't get down about it, Melissa. The world will forget about it in 48 hours. But let this be a cautionary tale for the rest of you: If you're going to dabble in an onscreen porn career, dye your hair red.
[Screencap + hat tip via Gawker]