updated 12/24/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/24/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST
What this was all about was that Miss America, the first black one in history, had quit, under pressure, because earlier she had posed in the nude twice. Now she is suing the photographer of the first set of photos for damages that she hopes will be in the "millions." She is also "planning to sue" Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione, who ran the pictures. She was shown recently a photo release she supposedly signed and says, "I've never seen the document before."
So, so long, 1984. "Tear that year out of the calendar!" she says light-heartedly. And 1985? "It's got to be better," she answers. "But the hurt will never stop. If I have kids, I'm going to have to tell them about it. I'm going to have to live with it." It would be interesting to hear the conversation when she explains the scandal to her children. Being kids, they may have trouble understanding what all the fuss was about.