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Allred Goes Tit-for-Tat with the TSA

3/27/2008 6:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gloria Allred held a press conference today demonstrating how TSA agents forced her client to remove her nipple piercings.


Yeah, it was as ridiculous as it sounds.

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16.

Trooper Tom    

Ah, the media whore strikes again she gives lawyers a bad name. Any way has any EVER seen this so called attorney actually defend a case in a COURT of LAW

2346 days ago
17.

They Wonder Why People Are Money Hungry    

Ahh...Dear old Gloria....Did anyone notice that at the end she said they could have just patted her down?? I feel that if they had patted her down then she wouldnt be suing them for pulling out her nipple rings...she would be suing them for sexual harrassment! Come Gloria open up your friggin mind the only reason your doing this is becuase you don't have a very good reputation...Hi look at old Peg Leg...My nose ring goes off in certian metal detectors and of course you can see it but I have gotten to the point where I put in a retainer...This woman should have been smart enough to do that instead of claiming that she couldn't take out the rings herself....If You Can't Change Them Yourself cuase they are TOO SMALL...why did she have such small ones in???

2346 days ago
18.

Twisted Ivy    

I personally *had* nipple piercings (& another one in a private place). I traveled quite often after 9/11 including out of the country. Not once did the metal detector go off , or were they detected in a pat down. Proper body jewelery is surgical steel and does not set off metal detectors. Unless this woman had poor quality jewelry or the piercings were visible through her clothing it is BS that TSA became involved at all! However, simply patting them down or viewing them to make sure they weren't hazardous should have been enough.

Keeping your body jewelry on when traveling does NOT make the wearer dense or stupid! That is an ignorant statement to make. Just because someone has chosen to have piercings does not diminish their intelligence level. You'd be very surprised at the people around you that do have piercings!

Well, I guess I can understand how people think that with the people that are seen in the media with their piercings. LOL

2346 days ago
19.

moveover    

Please don't ever mention Gloria Allred and nipples in the same story again. (Puke!) Thanks in advance.

2346 days ago
20.

FlBiker    

Get Well Soon Gloria!

2346 days ago
21.

Boudica    

Okay, this is a weird one! Obviously, we can't just smile and wink at folks who make metal detectors beep at airports just because they states they have a peircing. That is crazy! (and lady, if you have a soft metal like gold for your piercings, they won't make the detector beep).

I do not know enough about what went on to have an opinion on who may be in the wrong. Did they take her aside ask her to remove the jewelry right there in front of them? Did they ask her to remove the jewelry and come back through the line? Did they physically see the jewelry and still ask her to remove it? How was the woman acting? Does anyone know?

I do not understand the touching part and cannot imagine any possible reason for it. Gloria said something about they felt it, and she put a hand over one breast. Did they feel for the piercing, or for a gun or other explosive device? Was she in line when the did it, like part of a frisk? Was it like "let me frisk your boob or I have to strip search you? Was it before or after she took off the jewelry? This is too weird!

2346 days ago
22.

dee    

Come on! Surely she is not the first person to try to board a plane wearing nipple rings, naval rings and crotch rings. There are some piercings that need to be taken out by professionals with the right equipment (so I've heard). Thank God they don't make people with joint replacements remove their hips!

2346 days ago
23.

AL GOREs VAGINA    

JUST THINK....WHAT IF SHE HAD HER CL*T PIERCED ?

2346 days ago
24.

Pink to the Lee (formerly Pinky Lee)    

LOL! When I saw what the story was about I thought the client would be some young college girl! Not some old lady!! lmao!

2346 days ago
25.

dogggonit    

Long Beach,Ca, RESIDENT Josh Starer had set the world record for number of nipple rings on his petee, but never once has the T.S.A buzzed his Tidy Whities.

2346 days ago
26.

FlBiker    

I simply do not believe this woman or Gloria Allred. I bet this event NEVER happened.

2346 days ago
27.

frogs and gravel    

Why does TMZ only give two moronic choices to
vote on in their polls? And, there usually the
worst of two choices, such as, "Have you stopped
beating your wife?" Yes or no.

2346 days ago
28.

Not True    

Please give more rational choices if you want people to particpate in your poll.

2346 days ago
29.

LISALET    

#19 YOU'RE SO RIGHT! WHATEVER YOUR OPINION ON PIERCINGS, THEY EXIST AND A LOT OF OLDER WOMEN HAVE THEM NOW AS WELL AS THE YOUNGER GENERATION - THEY'RE JUST TRYING TO PROVE THEY'RE NOT OLD YET?! - BUT THEY ARE EASILY REMOVED BY THE PERSON WEARING THEM AND EVERY PIERCING SHOP HAS PLASTIC RINGS AND PLASTIC BARS FOR TONGUES, BREAST AND ANYWHERE ELSE!
MY NIECE GAVE BIRTH IN JANUARY AND ALL OF HER METAL PIERCINGS EVEN IN HER EAR HAD TO BE REPLACED BY PLASTIC, SHE KNEW THIS BEFOREHAND AND ARRANGED TO BUY AND CHANGE ALL OF HER PIERCINGS - YES A BREAST ONE TOO - THIS WOMAN IS JUST USING THE OLD SUE IS BEST POLICY AND TRYING TO MAKE A FEW BUCKS, AS FOR HER LAWYER WELL IT TAKES A SPECIAL KIND OF LAWYER TO GO SO LOW DOESN'T IT NOW!!

2346 days ago
30.

Lindsay    

I think this idiot that is filing the suit knew what she was doing when she kept the nipple ring on. Gloria just need to retire. Every time we turn around she is on tv bitching about something else that is ridiculous. This idiot should have known that she would have to pass a metal detector.

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