Miss America CEO Sam Haskell quits over leaked emails

The Miss America Organization CEO, Sam Haskell, has resigned over leaked emails that disparaged pageant contestants. 

In a statement, the organisation said it would accept Mr Haskell's immediate resignation. Its chairperson, Lynn Weidner, is also leaving. The emails reportedly include vulgar references to past winners and comments about their sex lives.

Former contestants criticised the "appalling" revelations. The organisation's president and chief operating officer, Josh Randle, has also resigned "in light of recent and new developments", a spokesperson confirmed to the BBC.

Announcing the resignation of Mr Haskell in a statement posted on its Twitter account, the Miss America Organisation (MAO) said Ms Weidner would help install a new leadership before leaving. The announcement of Mr Haskell's resignation came only hours after the MAO put out a statement saying he had been suspended. This news cited from BBC.