“OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM FORMER PAGEANT CONTENDER SHALETTA PORTERFIELD--
[Los Angeles, CA] – [May 17, 2011]
Shaletta Porterfield relinquished the Miss Wisconsin USA crown, to avoid any possible embarrassment to the USA Pageant, Friday, May 13th.
Miss Porterfield was charged in Dane County, Wisconsin, with three counts of
misappropriating identity and has entered a "not guilty" plea.
"I pray, and truly believe, that these allegations will be cleared up soon. In the mean time, I will continue to give back to the communities I love, in The greater Madison area, through various charities and community service
“I would also like to take the time and thank all of the people who have supported and believed in me, during this challenging time in my life."
Attorney Robert F. Nagel from Madison, WI will no longer be representing the former pageant contender. Additionally, anyone allegedly claiming to be a spokesperson on behalf of Miss Porterfield or Miss Universe Organization should be disregarded, as Bernadette Holder of Quantum PR, in Los Angeles, CA is the only person authorized to make any public statements regarding Miss Porterfield and this matter.