Diana Ross claimed Sunday that she felt “violated” and was close to tears as a TSA agent felt between her legs during an airport pat-down.
“I was treated like s–t,” the 75-year-old music legend wrote in the first of a series of early morning tweets. “Makes me want to cry.”
The “Endless Love” songstress said she was “treated like royalty” in New Orleans — where she performed at the Jazz and Heritage Festival — before her ordeal at the airport.
“Let me be clear , Not the peiple [sic] or Delta BUT TSA , was over the top !! Makes me want to cry,” she wrote.
“Its not what was done but how,” she insisted in a third message.
“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 TSA spokesperson told People that CCTV footage appeared to show the officers involved “correctly followed all protocols.”
“TSA is aware of concerns presented by Diana Ross about her screening experience at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport this morning,” the statement read.
“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 directly to address her concerns.”
Ross followed the complaint by sharing a video of her singing The Supremes’ “Stop! In the Name of Love” at the festival.
“I’m feeling better, it took a minute,” she wrote.
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