The former beauty queen became visibly agitated when King repeatedly questioned her about her settlement with the Miss California Pageant.
Prejean said repeatedly that King was “inappropriate” in questioning (perhaps a reference to reports Prejean only settled the lawsuit when pageant officials confronted her with a sex tape — she made at age 17 — landed in their possession).
When King welcomed a caller — a self-described gay man from Michigan — on the line to speak with Prejean, the devout Christian removed her microphone and looked off-camera, while King pointed out to her that if she replaced her mic, she would be able to hear just fine. Later, Prejean said as a stipulation of her appearing, she refused to speak with callers and taking off her earpiece was in response to the caller allowed on the line.
King said he was not aware of any such agreement, and Prejean continued the interview.