KING: We're back with Carrie Prejean. She's the author of "Still Standing." That book is available everywhere. We'll take a call or two for Carrie in a moment. You sued the pageant after they fired you. They counter-sued. And then you accused them of a number of things including religious discrimination, clearly an issue very important to you. Why did you settle? You don't have to tell me the terms of the settlement. But why settle, since you had a fight to carry on?
PREJEAN: Larry, everything that was discussed in mediation — I'll say it again — is completely confidential. I'm not going to be able to talk about that. So I'm just letting you know that ahead of time.
KING: So you can't even say why you settled? That's not — how does that break what you settled for. I'm not asking you what the settlement was.
PREJEAN: It's a confidential agreement and I'm not allowed to talk about that. So —
KING: So the agreement discusses the motive behind why each party agreed?
PREJEAN: Larry, you're being inappropriate. You really are. So I'm not going to —
KING: What? I'm asking a question.
PREJEAN: I'm not going to talk about anything discussed in mediation. It was a confidential settlement.
KING: All I'm asking — so — All right. So what you're saying is, in mediation, it was discussed why you were mediating?
PREJEAN: Larry, it's completely confidential. And you're being inappropriate, OK?
KING: All right. Inappropriate King Live continues. Detroit, hello.
CALLER: Hi, calling from Detroit. I'm a gay man and I love pageants. I'm sure that you, Carrie, have got great gay friends that helped you possibly win. What would you gave them as advice if they wanted to get married?
KING: Did you hear the question, Carrie? Did she hear the question? Is she leaving because I asked what motivated the settlement?
PREJEAN: Excuse me?
KING: Did you hear the question?
PREJEAN: No, I can't hear you.
KING: You took the mike off. You put the mike on, you can hear.
PREJEAN: I think you're being extremely inappropriate right now. And I'm about to leave your show.
KING: Well, so I went to another area. I took a phone call. They asked a question of you. I left that subject. You feel it was inappropriate? I didn't mean to be inappropriate. I just thought it was a logical question. But you need to have a mike. Who are you talking to?
Hello? We'll be back right after these messages on LARRY KING LIVE.
KING: We're back with Carrie Prejean. I did not certainly mean to ask you a question — you don't want to take phone calls, right?
PREJEAN: Yes, that was the agreement that you had with my publicist.
KING: No one told me. I didn't know we weren't supposed to take phone calls. And I meant nothing of the question.
PREJEAN: Right, and this is you and I talking and I appreciate that.
KING: OK. What are you going to do next?
PREJEAN: Oh, my gosh. I'm just so excited to be, you know, promoting this book. I'm so excited to be an author now. It's really great that — I'm 22 years old, and I think that I've accomplished so much. And I think that there is definitely a message out there to spread to young women and that is, you know, never do anything that you wouldn't want your biggest fans to see or, you know, never do anything that, heaven forbid, your dad would see.
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