Was the historic 2022 Miss USA pageant rigged? Its parent organization investigates
The Department of Justice, the Justice Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are currently investigating the scandal
Miss America pageant officials are investigating allegations that the contest was, in fact, rigged. But their investigation is only just beginning, and it’s unlikely to give up any time soon.
The investigation into the historic Miss USA pageant has begun, and it’s going down the same dark alley of politics and conspiracy that’s led to the corruption scandals that have plagued the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants in the past.
It’s hard to overstate how much damage the Miss USA pageant has done to the entertainment and media industries, both on television and in print. But at this point, there appears to be a growing consensus that the Miss USA contest is beyond repair.
It’s so bad that even NBC has finally announced that it will close the Miss USA page on the network. They want to keep the production company, and not necessarily the network. The new owner will be able to decide how to go forward.
When the investigation was first revealed, it was reported that the Justice Department would be looking into the possibility of criminal charges against the Miss USA Organization. But the probe is now more focused on the possibility of civil suits for damages.
The investigation began in July, and the official announcement of their findings was made by acting US Attorney Gregory K. Van Tatenhove on Tuesday.
According to an article from the New York Times, the Department of Justice is looking into the possibility of criminal charges, but only if it can find evidence that Miss America officials tried to interfere with the contest.
According to the Times, the Justice Department found that there was “not the slightest evidence that Miss USA had engaged in or threatened to engage in any type of illicit activity.”
“The Department of Justice investigation has not reached any conclusions about whether any criminal conspiracy was involved, nor has it made any findings that Miss America’s competition was rigged. But it has confirmed that the Miss USA organization was not involved in any wrongdoing during the