Miss Universe Jamaica stripped! Organisers take back crown

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miss-universe-jamaica-stripped.jpgJamaica-born US based beauty queen Sharlene Radlien has been instructed to relinquish the title of Miss Universe Jamaica..

The stripping of Radlein of her role on Friday comes after she filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court on July 20. In the lawsuit, which was filed in the Supreme Court on July 20, Radlein alleges that the defendants are in breach of an agreement to award her a prize package valued at more than $2 million, and in further breach by not paying over the cash prize portion of the prize due since January.

Karl Williams; fellow Miss Universe Jamaica manager Mark McDermoth; and Uzuri International Designs are the registered holder of the Miss Universe franchise, and are being sued by Radlein.

Miss Universe Jamaica's principals made the announcement at a press conference at the Jamaica Pegasus on Monday.

"Since being crowned ... we have painstakingly sought to guide Ms Radlein in a manner which reflects the vision and ideals of the organization. However, her actions have been wholly inconsistent with the culture of the pageant, both locally and internationally," the local organisers said.