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    Mrs America pageant director accused of racially insensitive comments /Link

    David Marmel denies the claims and says his comments during a ‘confidential session’ were taken out of context

    The director of the Mrs America beauty pageant has been accused of racism by several contestants in the competition, with one woman alleging that she was told “black women need to stop having babies and having four baby daddies”.

    Four 2018 Mrs America contestants say that David Marmel, executive director and co-founder of the pageant, made a series of racist generalizations at this year’s contest in Las Vegas.

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    (@)Adam Gabbatt in New York

    Published on 16 Oct 2018 at 12:33AM

    The four contestants in this year’s Mrs. America pageant, from left, Kimberly Phillips, Crissy Timpson, Gloria Allred, Brandy Palacios, and Jeri Ward, have accused the pageant’s director of making racially insensitive remarks.

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