Controversy Over Miss USA Pageant Causes Trouble for Baton Rouge

missUSAThe Miss USA Pageant right now is without a crown.

It’s an expensive tourist project for the city of Baton Rouge, but sponsors have been dropping like flies after remarks made by one of the pageant owners, Donald Trump.

Ambria Washington of WBRZ says Baton Rouge is still rolling out the red carpet.

The news about the pageant changes daily, but the last item says the show will be streamed live on the Miss USA web site.

This leaves the city and state hanging because they’ve contributed almost a half-million dollars for the publicity and now all may be involved in lawsuits over the controversy.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/1/15