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Pageant PR Rep Accuses Miss California Of Lying

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The public relations agent for the Miss California pageant is taking exception with Carrie Prejean's account of what contest officials said to her following her statement on same-sex marriage at the Miss USA pageant.

Prejean claimed during Sunday services at her San Diego church that producers of the state pageant told her to apologize to the gay community and to avoid mentioning religion when she appeared on the "Today" show.

But public relations representative Roger Neal on Monday called those claims lies. Neal says he was one of the people who attempted to advise the Prejean. According to him, Prejean was urged to reiterate she didn't mean to offend anyone, and to use the national spotlight "to heal some wounds."

Prejean didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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