Ex-Miss USA tears up describing how TSA agent sexually assaulted her

April 28th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 28 (ANI): A former Miss USA was filmed weeping as she described her ordeal at the hands of a TSA agent, who she said sexually assaulted her after she refused to go through a naked body scanner.

Susie Castillo, 31, who held the Miss America title in 2003, had in the video, filmed at the airport, complained that she was “violated” by a female TSA agent at a security checkpoint at Dallas airport in Texas.

Castillo, who is now an actress, said she decided to stand in a longer line to avoid going through the full body scanner because she had heard the extra radiation could be a health risk.

But after agreeing to a full body pat down, she said the screener patted down her legs from both the front and the back and touched her vagina four times.

‘This woman touched my vagina four times,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying in a distressed voice.

“She went up both legs from behind and then turned around and did it from the front. That was my experience this morning at Dallas airport.

“I am already so upset that they are making me choose to get molested - because that’s what I feel like - or go through a machine that is completely unhealthy and dangerous.

“I travel a ton and I don’t want to be radiated more than I already am. I am crying because I am really, really upset because as an American I have to go through this. I feel violated,” she stated.

After complaining to the authorities, she said she was given a TSA comment card to make a complaint.

“I am hoping other people that feel violated as Americans make a complaint. Maybe then something will change in the near future. This whole thing is very troublesome to me,” she said.

An elderly airport volunteer told Castillo that it was better to go through an awkward pat down than to be blown up.

“I guess I was supposed to find comfort in that and I didn’t. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that this would make me cry,” she added. (ANI)

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