Lauren Nelson by Jeffrey/Neira/Fox
The producers of
America's Most Wanted
have come out swinging against a newspaper story claiming that
has refused to testify against the alleged sexual predators corralled in a sting operation detailed this past weekend on the Fox program. "Despite information to the contrary that appears in...
, according to the Miss America Organization neither Lauren Nelson nor her representatives have told the Suffolk County District Attorney - or anyone else - that she would refuse to testify in any of the cases in which she participated," says a statement posted at
. "We don't know why [District Attorney Thomas Spota] would make the comments attributed to him without knowing all of the facts."
producers go on to say, "We believe that our work speaks for itself, and we believe in letting the legal system take its course."