Rape Victim Traumatized By “Horrific” TSA Experience
Woman told by screener her genitals would be groped
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A woman who was the victim of a brutal rape underwent a “horrific” experience at the hands of TSA agents this past weekend at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport which ended up with her checking into a psychiatric ward.
Brennan Dunn, the woman’s husband, posted an account of his wife’s experience on the Flyer Talk website.
Dunn’s wife had been subjected to a violent sexual assault and death threats at the hands of three men in Florida five years previously, an experience that led to her committing self-harm and being forced to take medication and attend therapy sessions.
Traveling out of Florida due to a death in the family, Dunn’s wife was asked to go through a backscatter x-ray device. When she said she would like to opt out, the TSA agent graphically described to her how “they will need to touch your privates,” a threat routinely used by TSA screeners to intimidate people into going through the body scanner.
“That just about did it for my wife, and she started shaking, sweating, and ended up going through the backscatter,” writes Dunn.
However, despite passing through the x-ray device, TSA agents claimed an “anomaly” in the woman’s bra mandated she be patted down on her breasts.