Former Miss USA Susie Castillo is speaking out about an absolutely disgusting experience she had to endure recently at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. On her flight back to Los Angeles after hosting the red carpet premiere for “Fast Five” in Rio De Janeiro, Castillo had a connecting flight in Dallas Fort Worth where she was patted down by a female TSA employee at security checkpoint in a very inappropriate way.
When she opted out of doing a full-body scan (because, as a frequent traveler, she tries to avoid having extra radiation), she was instead subjected to an aggressive full-body pat-down by a female TSA official.
She explained that she felt “completely helpless and violated during the entire process” and still does. She kept wondering what she had done to deserve this treatment as an upstanding, law-abiding American citizen.
As Castillo writes on her YouTube account:
We can’t sit back and watch the government take our rights away. These pat-downs are a complete violation of our Constitutional rights. I was touched inappropriately and they’re even making the elderly and children as young as 6 years old go through this. It has to stop! As a host and actress, my work requires me to travel often, and I don’t want to get assaulted (or irradiated by those body scanners) every time I have to fly.
As she reports in a YouTube video she produced immediately following the incident and a blog post (on susiecastillo.net) she wrote later on:
[This pat-down] was MUCH MORE invasive than my first one at LAX, just a week before. To say that I felt invaded is an understatement. What bothered me most was when she ran the back of her hands down my behind, felt around my breasts, and even came in contact with my vagina! The TSA employee at DFW touched private area 4 times, going up both legs from behind and from the front, each time touching me there. Was I at my gynecologist’s office? No! This was crazy!
Although Castillo chose to do what the TSA manager recommended, how much good could that pathetic “comment card” and the other two lame-as-hell options do? She was then told she could either fill out what looks like a comment card, call an official TSA number, or go online to file her complaint there.
She filed a complaint with the TSA immediately after the experience, which we’ve got scanned to the side. In the complaint she says she feels “violated” and “degraded” and hopes they’ll chance a policy she feels is a violation of her rights.
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