Dethroned Puerto Rico beauty queen files $3 million lawsuit

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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 5:19 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The beauty queen who was recently dethroned as Puerto Rico's representative at this year's Miss Universe contest following accusations of an attitude problem has taken the fight to court.

Kristhielee Caride filed a $3 million lawsuit Thursday in which she demands the return of her crown and the gifts she won, including a car, plastic surgery and a seven-day cruise. She was stripped of her title nearly a month ago.

The lawsuit alleges breach of contract and contractual damages. It was filed against PR Crown Entertainment and officials including Desiree Lowry, national director of Miss Universe Puerto Rico.

Lowry's attorney is former Puerto Rico Justice Secretary Antonio Sagardia. He told The Associated Press that their decision is final.

Caride's attorney, Ernie Caban, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.