Reporting Todd Quinones
By Todd Quinones
WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – She’s just a teenager, and she claims it’s not her in the explicit online video.
But the pictures and the circumstances appear to tell a different story.
When Melissa King was crowned Miss Delaware Teen USA, it was a proud moment for some in Bethany Beach.
Shortly after though, media reports began circulating about a pornographic video posted on a website, and then King resigned her title on Tuesday morning via a letter from her lawyer.
A spokesperson for the Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant confirmed King resigned Tuesday.
“I would like to confirm to you that the Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant has received a resignation letter from Miss King’s attorney,” said pageant spokeswoman Dara Busch, of Rubenstein Public Relations.
The woman on the video looks and sounds like the former Miss Delaware Teen USA.
It starts with the woman clothed, on a bed, answering questions from a cameraman about her involvement in pageants.
According to published reports, King has denied that the person in the sex tape is her.
But a side by side picture of the girl in the tape and Melissa King reveals many similarities.
On the video, the woman is asked why she decided to do a sex tape. She says she “thought it would be fun,” and that she “needed the money.”
News of King’s resignation came as a surprise to people in Bethany Beach.
“You hate to see anything like this happen,” one person said.
Attempts to reach King directly to find out if she resigned her title – which she won last November – were unsuccessful.