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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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31.

Kelli    

Ouch! Why? I don't get it.

2368 days ago
32.

yogagirl    

I travel all the time all over the world and have both nipples pierced. One time and one time only it caused a problem and I had to remove my shirt privately for a female screener. I had no problem with it. Why should I? They are only doing their job. I kinda wonder why the nipple rings were asked to be removed and think there is more to this story than we are hearing.

2368 days ago
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INDY MOMMIE    

TSA is not allowed to have you remove your body piercings. All you have to do is let me know that it is a piercing, if you are questioned. That's why they have body scanner wands. I use to work at the airport for a airlines last year and the people they hire for TSA are uneducated and think that they are real cops or FBI. As long as you can pass a background check then you are hired. TSA gets paid around $7.50-$9.00 per hour. They get enjoyment off making people pist. I just know this info from being around them and listening to them talk.

2368 days ago
34.

wyone150    

alexis,
you said "I go thru security I'm going to have to show those surgical scars. I routinely take off the sock on that foot just so I'm prepared and I don't hold up the line any more than I have to."
you and i know your lying, my husband and i both have plates and screws in our neck and in my back, i have never been detected at any airport in the united states.
I even asked my doctor about this before my sugeries and he said that 50 years ago was the only time that "metal" was used that could be detected by metal detectors. why do people lie about crap like this?
My brother has screws and plates in his knee and has never been "detected" either.
What bothers me about the nipple rings is that it is your right to have body piercings and no one should have to "remove" them in any sort of fashion. i dont have any other piercings except my ears, but if i did and was asked to have them removed before i could board a flight, i would also file a law suit. when you buy a air line ticket, you are not asked if you have any body piercings nor are you told if you do in fact, you have to remove them. how may people do you think fly each and every day have nipple piercings? My son has a nipple ring and flys all the time, has he ever been told to remove it? No so i say go for it and sue the ass off them. i dont have to take off my earrings so why should someone have to take off their nipple rings or any rings for that matter.

2368 days ago
35.

shooter12    

rofl...Gloria Allred is a nipple ring...

2368 days ago
36.

moveover    

I think all Airport Security should hire people specifically to search for nipple jewelry and I'll be the first to volunteer for the job (strictly for research purposes only, of course)

2368 days ago
37.

rminva    

From an article on another website "Hamlin was publicly humiliated and has "undergone an enormous amount of physical pain to have the nipple rings reinserted" because of scar tissue," Allred said."

UMMM....if it was so painful to have them put back in...maybe she should have left them out - DOH!!

2368 days ago
38.

Katie    

Who cares if they make someone remove their nip rings? We should be more concerned with the fact that the woman in question is an aging hag with nipple rings. Ew!

2368 days ago
39.

ken j    

Gloria Allred scares the Hell out of Harvy Levin. She's a pit bull, he's a wiener dog. kb

2368 days ago
40.

DD    

Honestly, this is the most ridiculous thing ever. The TSA has gone too far. I live in Lubbock and have flown out of Houston, San Diego, Las Vegas, and NEVER in any of those latter mentioned cities have I been treated as horribly as I have in Lubbock. The TSA agents truly abuse their authority and act like they are some kind of FBI agent when in reality, they are people who can't hold down a regular job. They have stolen things out of my bags and treated me like a second rate citizen for no reason. I realize the importance of their job and appreciate the fact that we have such an agency, but these rabid agents here have made us look like a bunch of idiots. Thank you Lubbock TSA, you have embarrassed Lubbock, again.

2368 days ago
41.

Spellchamp    

Hey #6 (STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES, AND STUPID WORE NIPPLE RINGS)

It's obvious you're one of those people that obey laws no matter how broadly written or outlandishly enforced. So what if the girl wore nipple rings to the airport? She probably didn't even think about them, while preparing for her trip.

Let's look at the TSA for a moment. (We won't bother with the Patriot Act and its many civil rights trampling provisions under the guise of 'homeland security'). Some of the TSA employees have been caught stealing items from luggage, among other issues. They are not supervised well enough and should hardly be given the power to humiliate someone like that. Any supervisor with an ounce of common sense knows that a woman with nipple rings isn't a security threat, by any stretch of the imagination. As long as the rings were the only source of the alarm, she should not have been made to remove them just to silence it.

What's next, making a 6 year old remove his/her mouth braces to quiet the alarm? Now there's a security threat!

2368 days ago
42.

concerned    

come on people are we not told everytime we go to fly make sure all metal is off your person or you will be scaned and made to take off whatever it is thats is making you bep.
It is for our safty what if she had a knife in her bar trust me I can be done, no one knows unless she is made to take them off .
yeah I wish we could be free to have this stuff go away but unless you can say no more creeps are going to hi jack a plane and kill alot of people we have to have rules like these and the cry babys need to do their part to.

2368 days ago
43.

He's just another Idiot    

Gloria Allred is becoming as big of a Media Whore as Kaplan and Paris Hilton. Some people will do anything to get publicity.
If Allred is going to represent Heather Mills (why?), she's going to really be in trouble. Americans hate Mills as much as the people in England. Don't you DARE move to America, you slut Heather !!!!

2368 days ago
44.

ServeItCold    

Was their anymore metal in this nipple ring ... than say a metal zipper in a pair of jeans ... or in an underwire bra? Probable not! Typical misuse of power.

2368 days ago
45.

He's just another Idiot    

Guess I'm getting old. Why would anyone want nipple rings? Seems like a stupid idea to me.

2368 days ago
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