Singer Accuses TSA of Sexual Assault; TSA Disagrees

Morrisey claims a TSA agent grabbed his private areas for no real reason, but that is business as usual.

Morrisey is a famous pop singer who claimes he was sexually assaulted by a TSA officer. He wrote about the incident on his blog:

On leaving the US on 27 July I flew from San Francisco International Airport to London on flight BA 284.

At 2:30 in the afternoon I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up ‘scanner’, and all was well – no bleeps and nothing unusual.

Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an “airport security officer” who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles. He quickly moved away as an older “airport security officer” approached.

The officer who sexually assaulted me was identified as the General Manager On Duty. Luckily I was accompanied by two members of British Airways Special Services, who were horrified at the sexual attack and suggested that I lodge a complaint. I asked if there would be any point in lodging a complaint since, as with any complaint against a figure in “authority”, the complaints are simply collected in order to protect the guilty officer should the matter go further. The British Airways Special Services employees assured me that a complaint was worthwhile, and so I filed the appropriate information. However, before doing so, the guilty “officer” was confronted, and the conversation went thus:

You have just sexually groped this man.
Officer: That’s just your opinion.
What you have done is illegal.
Officer: That’s just your opinion.
You have no right to do what you have just done.
Officer: That’s just your opinion.

When Morrissey talked to Larry King about the incident he also mentioned the officer put his finger down his butt crack.

The Hill recently reported on Morrissey’s allegations:

TSA officials have said that they are looking into Morrissey’s complaint. 

“TSA takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and strives to treat every passenger with dignity and respect,” TSA spokesman Mike England said in a statement provided to The Hill after Morrissey’s blog post was published. 

“Upon review of closed circuit TV footage, TSA determined that the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures in the screening of this individual,” England continued.

Let’s remember that, for the TSA, doing their normal duty can be sexual assault. At least one agent (we have only caught one so far) was deliberately using the system to trigger an alert on attractive travelers so he could put his hands on them. Also, when a man pretended to be a TSA agent and got women to cooperate with a “search” he was treated as a “sexual assault” suspect.

Doing what the TSA does is sexual assault.

How many terrorists have they prevented from flying? Zero.