Miss America Cara Mund appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America Thursday to discuss the bombshell bullying charges she leveled against chairwoman Gretchen Carlson and the rest of the board.
Mund wrote a letter to fellow past winners claiming Carlson and others had silenced and bullied her. She said she’d reached out to leadership before she put pen to paper, but had been dismissed.
"I wrote this letter to my sisters," Mund explained. "I knew I had to stand up, not just for me but for all the volunteers and girls."
The 24-year-old and several other former Miss America titleholders are now calling for her resignation. Carlson, who took over as chairwoman after much of the leadership was ousted amid charges of fat-and-slut-shaming former contestant, rejected Mund’s claims.
"I have never bullied or silenced you," Carlson wrote. "We've acknowledged your grievances and taken many steps to try to make your experience a good one." Contestant organizers also told ABC News, "We have supported Cara for her entire year and we will continue to support her."
"I didn't get reached out to till midnight the day after the letter went public," Mund said Thursday on GMA. She added that she couldn't take a call at midnight because, "I had an event the next day and I was sleeping."
She added that it's "possible" Carlson would fire her for coming forward.