Sam Haskell, seen at the Miss America pageant arrival ceremonies last August, in Atlantic City, N.J., stepped down as CEO of Miss America Organization after emails leaked by HuffPost on Thursday implicated him among other top leaders in the abuse of former pageant contestants.

Sam Haskell, seen at the Miss America pageant arrival ceremonies last August, in Atlantic City, N.J., stepped down as CEO of Miss America Organization after emails leaked by HuffPost on Thursday implicated him among other top leaders in the abuse of former pageant contestants.