Diana Ross says she was almost brought to tears this past weekend following an aggressive TSA inspection at New Orleans’ Louis Armstrong New Orleans International airport left her feeling “violated.”
Ross tweeted early Sunday morning that she was treated like “royalty” in New Orleans and at the airport she was “treated like sh*t.” Ross was in New Orleans performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
“Let me be clear, not the [people] or Delta BUT TSA, was over the top!! Makes me want to cry!!!”
According to the legendary singer, a female TSA agent allegedly used great force while checking the singer’s legs and lower body. “It’s not what was done but how, I am feeling violated,” she continued. “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 addressed Ross’ allegations in a statement obtained by People. Upon reviewing the CCTV footage, the spokesperson confirmed that the agent involved in her inspection “correctly followed all protocols.”
“TSA is committed to ensuring all travelers are treated with respect and courtesy. TSA is aware of concerns presented by Diana Ross about her screening experience at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport this morning,” the statement reads. “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.”
Ross says she’s feeling a lot better following the scary incident.
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