Miss Teen USA Pageant Winner Resigns, Denies Sex Video

WILMINGTON, Del. (February 27, 2013)--Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King, 18, has resigned in the wake of allegations she appeared in an online sex video, pageant officials said.

But King says she's not stepping down because of the sex video.

King told The Wilmington News Journal she was aware of the video, but denies appearing in it.

Pageant officials say King is represented by Hagerstown attorney J. Gregory Hannigan who told the newspaper that a statement on the resignation will be issued.

Pageant spokeswoman Dara Busch says the pageant's runner-up will replace King.

The pageant's website lists Hailey Lawler of the Newark area as the 2012 runner-up.

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