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Wednesday
Feb272013

Miss Delaware Teen USA Resigns Following Sex Tape Allegations

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The reigning Miss Delaware Teen USA has given up her crown after a sex video reputedly featuring her surfaced on a pornography website Monday and was reposted on YouTube.

A pageant spokesperson confirmed that 18-year-old Melissa King had resigned, and the pageant’s runner-up, 17-year-old Hailey Lawler, would succeed her.

In the video a woman, purportedly King, gives a racy interview and performs sex acts. The site claimed the woman was King, but King denied it to The News Journal.

King’s attorney, J. Gregory Hannigan, did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

“God wouldn’t give you something that you couldn’t handle. …” King tweeted Tuesday.

The Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant is run by Donald Trump’s Miss Universe organization.

King was crowned last November.

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