Delaware pageant winner resigns, denies sex tape

    Pageant officials say Miss Delaware Teen USA has resigned.

    Melissa King says she is not stepping down because of a sex video that has surfaced.

    King told The News Journalthat she was aware of the video, but denied appearing in it.


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    Pageant officials say the 18-year-old King is being represented by Hagerstown attorney J. Gregory Hannigan. The attorney told the newspaper that a statement on the resignation will be issued.

    Spokeswoman Dara Busch says the pageant’s runner-up will replace King. The pageant’s website lists Hailey Lawler of the Newark area as the 2012 runner-up.

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