Beauty queen touted by Clinton accused of threatening judge
It turns out 1996 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado, cited by Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate as an example of Donald Trump's mistreatment of women, has a complicated past.She sounds like a tough gal who would not shrink in the face of insults from Trump. She was accused by the family of attempted murder victim of driving the getaway car, but denied it and was never charged.
Shortly after she won her crown in the late '90s, a judge in Venezuela accused Machado of threatening to kill him after he indicted her then-boyfriend for attempted murder.
Machado threatened "to ruin my career as a judge and ... kill me,'' Judge Maximiliano Fuenmayor said at the time.