Colombia Suing Miss Philippines For ‘Material And Moral Damage’? Full Story Here

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In another surprise update to the Miss Universe 2015 scandal, Colombian lawyers are now preparing to file a lawsuit against Miss Universe!

After Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as the pageant winner and then had to take back the crown to give it to the rightful winner, Miss Philippines, at least three lawyers have started working together to sue the Miss Universe pageant for damages they say are “not only material, but also moral.”

The aftermath has been vicious, with Harvey’s mistake causing turmoil across the world, especially for Miss Colombia’s nation who feels the most victimized in the situation.

Abelardo De La Espriella, a known lawyer in Colombia, has began preparing a lawsuit against the Miss Universe firm. The lawyer is seeking to claim damages on behalf of “40 million Colombians” that he says were affected. “The damage is incalculable,” De Le Espriella has stated.

The lawyer’s tweet translates to, “The crown is a right they can’t take away from us. At this moment, writing a complaint with Granados and Lombana.” Granados and Lombana are also lawyers who will apparently be working together with De La Esprielle in the lawsuit against Miss Universe’s firm.

Colombians are complaining about the pageant’s mix up, saying that it has brought shame to their country. Miss Colombia’s cousin, Álvaro Arévalo, said “They robbed us of the crown. They destroyed the dream of an entire country because of this huge error. They subjected her to public shame.”

The Miss Universe page, for their part, has offered up an apology to those affected by Harvey’s error, saying “The excitement of the live broadcast was evident tonight on stage at Miss Universe, with over 10 million votes from fans tabulated live. Unfortunately, being live means that human error may come into play. We witnessed tonight’s announcement of the wrong winner. Our sincere apologies to Miss Colombia Universe, Miss Universe Philippines, their families and fans.”

Read also: Miss Universe 2015 Winner: Steve Harvey, Miss Philippines And Miss Colombia Finally Speak Out.

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