Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean is suing pageant officials for religion discrimination claiming that she was told not to mention God even before her controversial remarks against gay marriage.
In the suit that was filed today, Prejean said California pageant executive director Keith Lewis and Shanna Moakler, who served co-director, told her not to mention God on her Miss USA application or at public events at least two months before she gave her anti-gay marriage answer.
In June, pageant officials fired Prejean for missing several scheduled appearances, however, her attorney, Chuck LiMandi, said that wasn’t true his client was fired because of her controversial remarks in April during the Miss USA pageant where she said marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Prejean, who was named first runner-up believes she lost the crown because of her answer.
In addition to religious discrimination, Prejean is also suing for libel and slander, claiming that Lewis and Moakler improperly revealed that the Miss California USA organization had paid for Prejean’s breast implants.
Prejean, who is also suing publicist, Roger Neal said all three people used internet suites to post disparaging remarks about her.