Miss USA Official Wants Sex Tape Interview Suit Shut Down

Law360, Los Angeles (May 23, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT) -- A Miss USA beauty pageant official urged a California appellate court Thursday to toss a breach of contract suit, arguing that a trial court erroneously greenlighted claims that she broke a secret agreement by talking to TMZ about a beauty queen's sex tape.

Melvin N.A. Avazado, a lawyer representing pageant official Shanna Moakler, told a three-judge state appellate panel that Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael C. Solner made a “whimsical, arbitrary, capricious” ruling by allowing Charles S. LiMandri, one-time lawyer to the former Miss...
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