Diana Ross said she was left feeling “violated” by a TSA agent when she recently flew out of New Orleans.
The legend took to Twitter to share her frustration with airport security after performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival over the weekend. In a series of tweets, she wrote that a female TSA agent at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport went a little too far during her security check.
“On one hand I’m treated like royalty in New Orleans and at the airport I was treated like sh-t,” she wrote.
“It’s not what was done but how, I am feeling violated – I still feel her hands between my legs, front and back (saying to me it her job,) WOW!!” she wrote. “[I have] really mixed emotions. I always like to see the good things, but not feeling good right now.”
She added that the security check “was over the top” and it made her “want to cry!!!”
A spokesperson for TSA responded to Ross’ public complaint, telling ABC News that the officers followed protocol.
“TSA is committed to ensuring all travelers are treated with respect and courtesy,” the statement read. “TSA is aware of concerns presented by Diana Ross about her screening experience at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport this morning.
“We encourage Ms. Ross to reach out to TSA so we can further explain our procedures, designed to protect travelers from a persistent threat,” the statement continued.
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