The Miss Universe Group terminated its relationship with its Indonesia franchise following sexual harassment allegations.
“In mild of what we’ve realized occurred at Miss Universe Indonesia, it has grow to be clear that this franchise has not lived as much as our model requirements,” the organizer of the pageant wrote Saturday on X, previously generally known as Twitter. The Malaysia version, additionally hosted by Indonesia’s PT Capella Swastika Karya, shall be canceled too.
Capella Swastika’s nationwide director Poppy Capella denied involvement in any physique checks in an announcement on Instagram. She added that she objects to any type of violence or sexual harassment.
Miss Universe mentioned it is evaluating its franchise settlement and insurance policies to forestall the sort of conduct from occurring.
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) August 12, 2023
Reuters reported Wednesday that six contestants of the Indonesia pageant filed complaints with the police, accusing organizers of sexual harassment and claimed they have been subjected to topless “physique checks.”
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