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Judge: Neither Revels Nor Clymer Should Be Recognized As Miss N.C.

Posted October 9, 2002

— In a court order issued Tuesdayafternoon, a Wake County judge has ruled neither Rebekah Revels nor Misty Clymer should be recognized as Miss North Carolina.

On Friday, Barry Nakell, Revels' attorney, filed a complaint seeking damages against the North Carolina pageant organization and the Miss America organization.

Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Narley Cashwell ruled the Miss North Carolina Organization cannot recognize Rebekah Revels or Misty Clymer until Revels' case against the Miss North Carolina organization goes through arbitration.

Since Revels' case against the Miss America organization was moved to Federal court, Cashwell said he does not have jurisdiction in that case.

An attorney for Clymer told WRAL she is astounded by the ruling since her client was not a party in the case.

Revels initially won the Miss North Carolina pageant, but she was asked to resign after her ex-fiance told pageant officials that he allegedly had topless photos of her. Clymer was later named Miss North Carolina and competed in the Miss America competition.

Revels later won her title back in court.

Revels and Clymer were busy Tuesday as they both made appearances as Miss North Carolina. Revels was at a NASCAR event in Charlotte while Clymer attended a charity function.

Attorneys for both women said they are considering their options, which include filing a motion for reconsideration in Revels' case or filing an appeal in Clymer's case.

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