The “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” Diana Ross has claimed she was ‘violated’ by a Transportation Security Administration officer at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans airport.
Taking to Twitter, Dianna Ross revealed that the incident almost made her cry “OK so on one hand I’m treated like royalty in New Orleans and at the airport I was treated like s**t. “Let me be clear , Not the peiple or Delta BUT TSA , was over the top !! Makes me want to cry !!! [sic]”
The 75-year-old singer had flown in to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival after which she claims the alleged incident happened.
“Its not what was done but how , I am feeling violated – I still feel her hands between my legs , front and back ( saying to me it her job ,) WOW!!really mixed emotions I always like to see the good things but not feeling good right now.”
However, a spokesman for TSA revealed that viewing the CCTV tape which captured the allegation, they saw that the officer involved followed all protocol, 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.”
“TSA is committed to ensuring all travellers 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.
“Initial review of CCTV indicates that the officers involved with Ms. Ross’s screening correctly followed all protocols, however, TSA leadership will continue to investigate the matter further. We encourage Ms. Ross to reach out to TSA so we can work with her