In Beverly Hills today, a press conference was held with Miss California USA pageant officials Keith Lewis and Shanna Moakler to discuss the future of the Miss California USA brand and Carrie Prejean.
During that press conference Lewis made a powerful statement addressing the National Organization of Marriage and Maggie Gallagher directly. He said to them:
Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame.
He shamed them for taking advantage of Carrie Prejean and exploiting her to further their agenda, while putting her into a firestorm unprepared and positioning her to lose her crown.
Lewis went on to say that it was “ironic” to him that 42% of organization donations went directly into Maggie Gallaghers pockets.
Lewis also said that Gallagher was taking advantage of Donald Trump and using copywritten material from the Miss USA pageant as a fund raising tool. He said she wants a “free ride, not fair use”.
Video to follow as soon as it’s available on YouTube. Stand by!
UPDATED: Here is the video… (starts about 4 minutes in)
UPDATED UPDATE: Here is a deeper look at the accusation…