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Ex-Miss USA -- I Was 'Molested' During TSA Pat Down

4/28/2011 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former Miss USA Susie Castillo claims she was "molested" during a security pat down at a Texas airport last week -- saying a female TSA agent touched her genitals MULTIPLE times.

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Castillo -- who won the Miss USA pageant in 2003 -- made the accusations in an emotional video she recorded moments after the alleged incident at Dallas Fort Worth Airport.

In the video, Castillo says during a full body pat down at the airport's security checkpoint, a female TSA agent "touched my vagina ... four times."

Castillo says the incident made her feel "molested" and "violated" -- so she filled out a complaint right after it happened.

So far, no comment from TSA.

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151.

Sandi    

People need to speak out against these invasive searching of our private parts. My roomate got turned on by his pat down. The gril kept rubbing betwwen his thighs and on top of his package then around his butt crack. He is horney and he said he got hard.

1186 days ago
152.

Rwolf    

DHS Scanners To Secretly Search Your Body, Vehicle and Home—X-ray Deaths Next?
Department Homeland Security and Police intend to use hundreds of new X-ray Back Scatter Vans and other scanners with long-distance capability to secretly scan and search lawful persons’ bodies—when driving, walking and X-ray Citizens in their homes. DHS plans to mount X-ray scanners on buildings and utility poles to monitor groups of pedestrians. Citizens that drive or walk to work or lunch in monitored areas may be radiated several times a day.

There is nothing to stop government agencies and police repeatedly targeting (persons of interest) on the street and in their homes with X-ray scans that may cause cancer or induce other medical problems—including individuals afflicted by poor health. DHS new scanning will record eye and facial features of pedestrians, so subjects can be identified for covert X-ray scanning. Consequently some Americans may be X-ray scanned every time they set foot on the street.

How could anyone prove his or her cancer was caused by (ac***ulated radiation) from repeated government X-ray scans? Can you think of one U.S. Government agency you would trust to limit the number of times and duration secret Government scanners can penetrate a person’s body with X-ray radiation, when walking, driving; inside their home? Citizens driving or walking to work, that must pass DHS X-ray scanners on buildings and utility poles, could be exposed to radiation several times a day. The press recently reported that X-ray scanners now used at airports are 10-times greater that what U.S. Government told the American People.

Currently Citizens can purchase small sensitive radiation detectors on key chains that set off different sounding alarms for each radiation level detected. Key Chain radiation detectors sell for about $160.......00 and some appear capable of detecting government X-ray scanners penetrating their home, or their body when walking or vehicle when driving. It should be expected more pedestrians might start carrying radiation key chain detectors to learn if X-ray scanners on buildings and utility poles are targeting their neighborhood, the streets they drive or walk. Radiated pedestrians and drivers should protest, especially if they are being hit everyday with X-ray scanners.

The U.S. can’t become a total Police State until the 4th Amendment is either terminated or so watered down it has no legal effect. That will be the result if government / police are allowed (without probable cause or warrants) to expose the public to covert X-ray scans and scans at airports; train and bus stops and other check points.

One can’t help wonder if today’s outspoken Americans that lawfully defend the Constitution, e.g., writers and bloggers will be deemed combatants by U.S. Government; constantly stopped, searched, and questioned by TSA and police; forced to endure no warrant searches of their car, body and forced cancer causing X-ray scans. The Nazi Military and Police repeatedly searched and delayed Citizens labeled politically undesirable boarding trains and buses and driving to work to cause targeted Citizens to lose their jobs. Citizens were placed on (Nazi do not hire lists) similar to the lists U.S. Homeland Security started in 2010.

See: TSA, DHS plan massive rollout of mobile surveillance vans with long-distance X-ray capability, eye movement tracking and more at: http://www.naturalnews.com/03160......3_surveillance_police_state.html#ixzz1GGDd24RG

1186 days ago
153.

punkROCKIN hippie    

Dont be silly .... your just trying to re-jumpstart your pathetic 15 minutes of fame!

1186 days ago
154.

Cimaron    

I guess everyone likes their crotch being touched. The only people allowed to touch mine is my husband and my gyno. I don't want to go through a radiation scanner especially since I am pregnant. America is no longer the land of the free.

1186 days ago
155.

Andre R.    

Sorry to sound unsympathetic, but if what happened to Lara Logan in the Middle East was true (as was also reported here on TMZ), *she* was the one who got really molested, and possibly sexually assaulted, by a crowd of hundreds (?!) of men.

Also, sorry to sound crude or off-color, but as other posters have already said, it is not possible for any TSA agent to have any contact with your vagina when your clothes are on. It's that simple. They may have just brushed and patted down your thighs, but definetly not your genitals.

And like others have said, if you do not want this sort of thing to happen to you again, don't travel with the airlines.

BTW, when I flew last year (to Florida), the agent asked me if he could do the patdown, and I was like, sure, go ahead, because I had nothing to hide. He did not touch me inappropriately, and I did not have to go in the body-scanning machine. That was a relief, for sure!

1186 days ago
156.

NoBreederRat    

Always choose the scanner. It's pretty revealing but no one touches you and no one's gonna be jackin off to your pics.

1186 days ago
157.

Honestly    

What if this happened to you guys just because shes famous doesnt mean it didnt happen to her you guys are always looking at the negatives in celebrities if they say something like this happen. Oh, this only happened because there famous or they want more attention it can happen where every single day but it happened to her and yes shes famous but that doesnt mean its "drama" or shes lying. Seriously people look past the famous parts and see what really happened and you cant say it did or did not happen cause everyone was obviously not there!

1186 days ago
158.

Loving Monterey    

I smell a lawsuit brewing! She was penetrated? Get real!

There were tons of people around and she actually thinks that others are going to believe that a TSA agent inserted her fingers into her whoohah during a checkpoint?

Sometimes people just jump on the bandwagon when they see all of the other lawsuits.

1186 days ago
159.

Tom    

Two words, Suse...f@ck off.

1186 days ago
160.

posionive17    

Invasion of privacy much? I can't believe some people on here, someone said: "flying is a right." Are you seriously that brainwashed? Since when did we lose the right to move freely across the country? Of course, bureaucracies want you in one place, it is easier for them to govern that way. Mobility is seen as dangerous because it becomes harder for the govt to track people. Also, I do not believe she is exagerrating. There are hundreds of witnesses that can account for similar experiences. Sorry for the rant, I am just tired of people who think the government can impose any kind of law just to make sure they offer "what the American people want and deserve." There needs to be a clarification between what a 'real danger' entails of and what invasion of privacy and limitation of freedom is, which is what our government is doing.

1186 days ago
161.

PRO US    

Simple solution: Do not allow any gay TSA agents to pat down any passengers. Switch any existing TSA agents to other tasks. Since only same-sex TSA agents are allowed to pat down passengers at security checkpoints in airports, this step should solve the problem of over-enthusiastic and overly-repetitive crotch rubs by perverted gay TSA agents. Of course,not all gay TSA agents would sexually assault same-sex passengers in airport check-points, but we as a society cannot take the chance of having gays "perform" in that position. Straight TSA agents are much less likely to perform overly enthusiastic and invasive pat-downs of same-sex passengers at airport checkpoints.

1186 days ago
162.

robert    

if a TSA employee did a package check on me he would be in need of an ambulance

1186 days ago
163.

Christie    

She had a choice! She CHOSE to be patted down and to some, that just may feel like a violation but remember, she CHOSE the pat-down. Just like she CHOSE to fly. Has a certain portion of society forgotten the reasons why Security has been increased in airports??? Terrorists are just waiting to be able to figure out a way to breach security. We MUST be diligent in keeping passengers safe.I want to board an airplane KNOWING that every single person on that plane has gone through a security checkpoint and NOT be hiding a knife or weapon on their body someplace.

1186 days ago
164.

Christie    

She had a choice! She CHOSE to be patted down and to some, that just may feel like a violation but remember, she CHOSE the pat-down. Just like she CHOSE to fly. Has a certain portion of society forgotten the reasons why Security has been increased in airports??? Terrorists are just waiting to be able to figure out a way to breach security. We MUST be diligent in keeping passengers safe.I want to board an airplane KNOWING that every single person on that plane has gone through a security checkpoint and NOT be hiding a knife or weapon on their body someplace.

1185 days ago
165.

Loving Monterey    

Well she got what she was probably looking for....another 15 minutes of fame.

I logged on this morning to see the comments, and BAM! There she is, all over the net, complete with former photos of her pageant days, a wikipedia page, her bio, her personal page and the fact that she is looking for acting gigs.

Yeah, there ya go! Seeking attention and possibly some invites to a talk show or two.

I do not believe her story for one minute!

1185 days ago
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