Dethroned Miss Florida’s lawyers preparing $3 million suit against pageant
The lawyers for dethroned Miss Florida USA 2017 Genesis Davila are preparing a $3 million lawsuit against the Hollywood-based beauty pageant after organizers this week refused to reinstate her.
Davila’s lawyers gave pageant organizer TelAir until 4:30 p.m. Monday or face a lawsuit.
The deadline came and went, and TelAir boss Grant Gravitt handed the crown to Miss Sunny Isles Beach Linette De Los Santos because, he claimed, Davila cheated.
And now, Miami Beach beauty queen Davila appears to be angling for a legal showdown.
“She could get at least $3 million in damages for this,” said Mayra Joli, a lawyer who has been involved in the case early on when the pageant allegedly accused Davila of not being an American citizen. “I’m an immigration lawyer, so I helped when they accused her of not being an American citizen. I managed opening the pageant’s eyes to the fact that Puerto Rico, where Genesis was born, is in the United States.
Source: Entertainment, Miami Herald
- July 27, 2016