Friday, April 29, 2011
Contrary to the conspiracy rumor being floated by government apologists that argue criticism of the TSA is the work of the Koch Brothers (Oy Vey!), complaints of TSA pervs inappropriately fondling women and children continue to mount.
The latest comes from former Miss USA Susie Castillo who says she was “molested” by a TSA screener at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after declining to go through a body scanner due to valid radiation health concerns.
On April 21, 2011, Ms. Castillo, who was crowned Miss USA in 2003 and is now an actress, stopped over at DFW while traveling home to Los Angeles after hosting a movie premiere in Rio de Janeiro. Castillo says:
“This woman touched my vagina four times. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that this would make me cry. I’m really, really upset that, as an American, I have to go through this. I feel violated. Am I a threat to U.S. security? I was Miss USA, for Pete’s sake! Besides, is this procedure really protecting us?”
Ms. Castillo, 31, earned her BA in Interior Architecture and Design in 2001. She is a familiar face from MTV’s TRL program and was a regular on the TBS show Tyler Perry’s: House of Payne, playing the role of Mercedes Hernandez.
When Ms. Castillo tried to complain about the TSA perv, she was dismissively handed a complaint card to fill out. Ms. Castillo wrote about her experience on her blog and made a YouTube video of her ordeal, where she describes in detail how the female TSA screener repeatedly touched her inappropriately during the full body frisking.