Diana Ross Says TSA Agent Violated Her At New Orleans Airport
6 May 2019 Entertainment
Diana Ross claimed that a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent brought her to tears at an airport in New Orleans.
The “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” singer tweeted that she was treated “like royalty” in the Louisiana city, where she performed at Jazz and Heritage Festival this weekend, but that her airport experience was traumatic.
Ross, 75, clarified that it wasn’t Delta Airlines or their staff, but the TSA specifically that upset her, alleging that her agent “was over the top” and made her “want to cry.”
“It’s not what was done but how,” she wrote. “I am feeling violated — I still feel her hands between my legs, front and back (saying to me ‘it [is] her job’).”
“Really mixed emotions,” she added. “I always like to see the good things but not feeling good right now.”
Ross tweeted several hours later that she was feeling better.
A TSA spokesperson told Fox News of the alleged incident, “TSA is committed to ensuring all travelers are treated with respect and courtesy. TSA is aware of concerns presented by Diana Ross about her screening experience at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport this morning.”
The statement continued, “Initial review of CCTV indicates that the officers involved with Ms. Ross’s screening correctly followed all protocols, however, TSA will continue to investigate the matter further. We encourage Ms. Ross to reach out to TSA so we can further explain our procedures, designed to protect travelers from a persistent threat.”
A rep for Delta Airlines did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.