Dethroned Miss Florida USA Genesis Davila to Speak with the Media As Attorney Files $5 Million Lawsuit and Emergency Injunction
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DETHRONED MISS FLORIDA USA TO TELL HER SIDE OF THE STORY AS ATTORNEY FILES $5 MILLION LAWSUIT IN FIGHT TO REGAIN CROWN
MEDIA CONFERENCE SCHEDULED AUGUST 1 IN MIAMI AT 3:00 PM; ATTORNEYS WILL ALSO FILE AN EMERGENCY INJUNCTION
MIAMI – July 31, 2016 – Génesis Dávila, Miss Florida USA 2017 who was recently stripped of her crown, and her attorney Richard Wolfe will hold a press conference on August 1 at 3:00 p.m. to announce the filing of a $5 million lawsuit against the owners of the Miss Florida USA pageant: Tel-Air Interests, Inc., Grant Gravitt, Jr., and IMG Universe, LP. Dávila will also speak publicly for the first time about the false allegations claiming she broke pageant rules.
Media Conference Details:
When: August 1, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm
Where: The Law Office of Richard Wolfe
175 SW 7 Street
Latitude One Offices, Suite 2410
Miami, Florida 33130
Media Contact: Charles Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, 305-987-7418
Wolfe added that the lawsuit will seek damages for defamation and he will also file an emergency injunction. In the meantime, Dávila has been getting support from fans all over the world. The following video was posted on Instagram by supporter in Philippines who started the Twitter hashtag #justice4genesis: https://www.instagram.com/p/BId573FgQ5P/
Genesis Davila Background:
Dávila was born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico on in 1992 and is of Afro-Puerto Rican heritage. During her pageant career, she has competed in and won several prestigious international contests. In 2012, Dávila represented Arroyo at the Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2013 pageant, where she finished as 1st Runner-Up and won the Best Legs Awards. As first runner up, Dávila got the right to represent Puerto Rico at Miss Intercontinental 2012 in Germany where she finished as 1st Runner-Up and won the title of Miss North America Intercontinental.
In 2014 Dávila represented Arroyo at Miss World Puerto Rico 2014. She won the competition and won the Beach Beauty Award. Dávila represented Puerto Rico at the Miss World 2014 in London. She was the first woman of predominately African heritage to represent Puerto Rico at Miss World.
Dávila represented Miami Beach in the Miss Florida USA 2017 pageant held on July 16. She was crowned during the televised event. Dávila was dethroned on July 22 after Wolfe said pageant officials questioned her citizenship status then falsely accused her of hiring outside hair and makeup professionals during the Miss Florida USA state pageant instead of the ones provided by the organization, which is a violation of pageant rules.