Diana Ross Felt ‘Violated’ By Airport Customs Pat-Down
Music legend Diana Ross said she felt “violated” during an airport pat-down.
She had performed and was “treated like royalty” at the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans and later detailed her experience of being touched between her legs by a customs agent at the airport.
I love New Orleans it was an incredible night at the jazz fest pic.twitter.com/hCvIUo4FZ8— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) May 5, 2019
“I was treated like shit,” the 75-year-old tweeted.
“Makes me want to cry.”
OK so on one hand I’m treated like royalty in New Orleans and at the airport I was treated like shit— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) May 5, 2019
Let me be clear , Not the peiple or Delta BUT TSA , was over the top !!— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) May 5, 2019
Makes me want to cry !!!
“Let me be clear, Not the people or Delta BUT TSA, was over the top!! Makes me want to cry,” she wrote.
“It’s not what was done but how,” her third message said.
Its 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!!really mixed emotions I always like to see the good things but not feeling good right now— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) May 5, 2019
“I am feeling violated — I still feel her hands between my legs, front and back (saying to me it’s her job). WOW! really mixed emotions I always like to see the good things but not feeling good right now.”
A TSA spokesperson told People magazine that CCTV footage appeared to show the officers involved “correctly followed all protocols.”
“TSA is aware of concerns presented by Diana Ross about her screening experience at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport this morning,” the statement read.
“Initial review of CCTV indicates that the officers involved with Ms Ross’s screening correctly followed all protocols, however, TSA leadership will continue to investigate the matter further. We encourage Ms Ross to reach out to TSA so we can work with her directly to address her concerns.”