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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.


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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Good girl! They're not allowed to violate us like that! We ALL need to file a complaint when the same thing happens to us.

1277 days ago


I was patted down at the same airport this past Easter Sunday. They "thought" they saw something on the scan. There were two females in the room, one patted me down and the other watched. She explained everything she was going to do and it seemed professional. Not sure what exactly she experienced but I wouldn't be surprised if there still getting a hang of the proper procedure to pat someone down. SUCKED, BUT WHATEVER...

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1277 days ago


I thought it was some guy feeling up this hot model. Then I actually read the article. I had to go through a scanner AND get pat down on several occasions. It's awkward but I'd rather be embarrassed than blown to bits.

1277 days ago


who cares? its the airport, if you dont like it, dont fly, if its what it takes to keep this country safe its all good. A woman touched your vag, big deal, so did your mommy when you were young!

1277 days ago


Ms. Castillo has absolutley no right to equate a search with her consent with sexual molestation. When you fly you are aware that there is the potetional you may be searched. If you do not want to be searcehd you have the choice not to fly. She did ot exercise that freedom that was won for her by brave men and women who are fighting every day for her for that right. In addtion, a search is NOT MOLESTATION. I work every day with children who have been molested and I was a victim of a sexual molestation. I take complete offense to her thinking her search is in anyway similar to or as traumatic as an assault. Victims of molestation do not give their consent. It is done in secret with fear and threats and intimidation. It is done for the sexual gratification of the perpetrator. He or she is in control and enjoys the power. THe TSA is trying to protect us and if you think they are getting any sexual rise from the search I suggest you have the problem. Ms. Castillo you are a disgrace and are insensitive to the victims of sexual molestation. YOU owe these victims, the TSA and the American public an apology for your ingnorance and insensitivity.

1277 days ago

Chun LI    

STFU and take the train next time.

1277 days ago


This new security procedures did not stop a bag of box cutters being brought on board and stowed in the overhead compartment of JetBlue flight 837(google it from March 2011). If checking nun's underwire, patting down a 6 year old that is screaming and not allowed to have her parents in the room, and checking ex-Miss USA's lips, how can they really be looking for actual box cutters that started TSA to keep 9/11 happening again? I am all for security, but what did they think she had down there, a holstered 9mm?

1277 days ago


Why the quotation marks? Do you doubt this woman's story?...surely there are security cameras in place to verify her claims.

And, yes, you CAN be molested without penetration...Harvey, I thought you knew better.

1277 days ago


Someone who says 'vagina' has ZERO boundaries and is looking to sue. What a total tool. Don't flatter yourself doll.... take your dramagasm somewhere else like the trailer park.

1277 days ago


Awwww... did your c00chie get roughed up? Welcome to civilian life, Susie. Get used to it

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Someone who says 'vagina' has ZERO boundaries and is looking to sue. What a total tool. Don't flatter yourself doll.... take your dramagasm somewhere else like the trailer park.
What is truly lame, "lame" is someone suggesting that using a proper term that is not a vulgarity is proof of ZERO boundaries. Perhaps this might be proof of your lack of education, or that you are more comfortable with improper terminology.
I for one am pleased to see this lady use a correct term, during an extremely stressful situation, then falling back on slang(prime examples can be, "tool" and "dramagasm").

1277 days ago


Vagina ? Really. Ok, time to go back to school girl, or rent a human anatomy book at the library. You probably think that babies grow in the vagina too, right ?

1277 days ago


Her fifteen minutes were up a long time ago. Yet she will probably get a reality show out of it.

1277 days ago


You call that a pat down? Try getting a pat down from a Corrections Officer. At least, they enjoy their work of having you spread your butt cheeks and coughing till they see your tonsils wiggle.

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