The new leadership comes less than two weeks after leaked emails surfaced showing CEO Sam Haskell and others disparaging the appearance, intellect and sex lives of former Miss Americas.
Advertisement‘‘Everyone has been stunned by the events of the last several days, and this has not been easy for anyone who loves this program,’’ Carlson said in a statement issued by the Miss America Organization.
‘‘In the end, we all want a strong, relevant Miss America and we appreciate the existing board taking the steps necessary to quickly begin stabilizing the organization for the future.’’
In the emails published last month by the Huffington Post, pageant officials ridiculed the appearance, intellect and sex lives of former Miss Americas.
Dick Clark Productions cut ties with the Miss America Organization over the emails, calling them ‘‘appalling.’’
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