Miss Delaware Teen USA gives up crown amid porn allegations

Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King
Twitter. Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King, 18.

Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King officially gave up her crown today after a hardcore pornography video starring a woman who closely resembles the 18-year-old surfaced on the internet.

“I would like to confirm the Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant has received a resignation letter from Miss King’s attorney,” a pageant spokeswoman said in a statement. She declined to elaborate.

A copy of the video, which was reportedly shot last June, surfaced on a porn site Monday. Though King has previously denied the allegations, she posted a message on her Facebook profile the day after the video was uploaded.

“A year ago almost, I turned 18,” King wrote. “I’m about to turn 19 and so much has changed for the better in my life in the past year… Nothing can bring me down:)”


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