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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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76.

jase    

TSA agent low pay...with benefits?

1251 days ago
77.

obama'saracist    

if a sexual assault occurred then the police are required to investigate period.touching some ones genitalia is a sexual assault

1251 days ago
78.

Mark Proctor    

Not all TSA are bad... I fly weekly. But the ones that are bad... border on thugs, power freaks and jerks that have Never stopped a known threat to an airline. Pure fact.

Prosecute the bad ones and turn this over to Private Industry (and not necessarily the lowest bidder) with congressional oversight and guidelines.

By the way... Why don't we require and have the best HD cameras monitoring all TSA activity? If we did... TSA would be less likely to offend.

1251 days ago
79.

electriczipper    

walk lady and shut up

1251 days ago
80.

Dan    

The terrorists won. We violate ourselves for "safety". We will NEVER be 100% safe.

1251 days ago
81.

PokerStar    

They were searching her for the Coke that the Miss USA contestants use to stay skinny. And it's called a suitcase.

1251 days ago
82.

wrussell1982    

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

1251 days ago
83.

Ron    

OMG! Someone get this girl a tissue in the name of national security. What a loser... Maybe if your plane blows up, someone shoots you or bomb goes off, you'll feel real violated.

1251 days ago
84.

Grumpinmcpunkkin    

A person knows when something doesn't feel right, and if she feels this way she has every right to make a complaint. It will be investigated. You only need to make one pass, and if your not my husband or OBGYN you will NOT be touching my vagina. I don't fly either, so I don't see myself running into a rub down at the airport.

1251 days ago
85.

niles    

Call your boss, Donald Trump. He'll get right on it.

1251 days ago
86.

chris    

I seriously can not believe these comments. How are these pat downs so accepted? Are you people really that scared? There is no reason that you should be felt up before boarding a plane or have to go through an invasive body scanner. Think about this for a second. You should allow yourself to be humiliated because you're boarding an airplane? Why not when you enter a mall or board a bus or subway? What about in your own car, those aren't traditional rights either. Flying may not be a "right" in the traditional sense but it's a necessary part of life. It's shameful that it has come to this.

People who call this woman "whinny" are cowards. At least she has the courage to speak up about what is going on with the TSA. And lastly, "At the most the customs agent patted her down outside her clothes," would you let a random person do this to you on the street? What was formerly reserved only for prisoners is now applicable to any citizen who has to fly. People are too scared, too dependent, and too stupid if they think the TSA is making flying safer.

1251 days ago
87.

chris    

I seriously can not believe these comments. How are these pat downs so accepted? Are you people really that scared. There is no reason that you should be felt up before boarding a plane or have to go through an invasive body scanner. Think about this for a second. You should allow yourself to be humiliated because your boarding an airplane? Why not when you enter a mall or board a bus or subway? What about in your own car, those aren't traditional rights either? Flying may not be a "right" in the traditional sense but it's a necessary part of life. It's shameful that's it has come to this.

People who call this woman "whinny" are cowards. At least she has the courage to speak up about what is going on with the TSA. And lastly, "At the most the customs agent patted her down outside her clothes," would you let a random person do this to you on the street? What was formerly reserved only for prisoners is now applicable to any citizen who has to fly. People are too scared, too dependent, and too stupid if they think the TSA is making flying safer.

1251 days ago
88.

Joe Smo    

The TSA agent would have had to do a little more than pat her pelvis area down to touch her vagina. They have to pat that area down below the belt because...drum roll....thats were people hide stuff stupid!!!!

This just means the TSA is doing their job.

FYI: I bet none of you heard how the TSA in Orlando found dead dogs last December ready to be shipped and when they opened the bodies up they found explosives. You never hear about this stuff because they don't want people to stop flying. Just know these people are here to protect us not molest us.

1251 days ago
89.

BobW    

She said she is upset because "they are making me do this" or go through the machine. Really? Someone FORCED her buy an airline ticket and go to the airport, where she knew she would be faced with that decision? I would be interested to hear how someone made her buy a ticket - did they put a gun to her head? If she didn't want a patdown, she should not have decided to fly on an airplane. I wish someone would force me to buy a round-trip ticket to Rio.

1251 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

It's both not surprising & absolutely infuriating. These lazy slug TSA workers let all sorts of lapses in security happen, people walking through doors & other areas they're not supposed to, yet anyone they have a problem with just because of the way they look & they're going to be all over them. Have you ever seen these people up close? They look like they can hardly get out of bed in the morning. It takes them 5 minutes to walk across the room. But God forbid you piss them off they get beer muscles & all of the sudden turn commando. F***s. Anyone touches me anywhere inappropriate will get their skull bashed in. That's worth doing a bit of time for. I'll just have a high-priced lawyer get me off through whatever loophole he can find.

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