Diana Ross Says She Felt 'Violated' at Airport

She can 'still feel' screener's hands
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 6, 2019 1:39 AM CDT
Diana Ross Says She Felt 'Violated' at Airport
In this Tuesday, Feb.12, 2019 photo, Diana Ross performs during Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Diana Ross says she felt "violated" by an airport screener who touched her between her legs after she performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. In a series of tweets on Sunday, the Motown legend says she blames the Transportation Security Administration for a screening at the New Orleans airport that makes her want to cry. She said she can "still feel her hands" between her legs, front, and back. TSA spokesman Mark Howell said in a statement to the AP that the agency is investigating, but its initial video review indicates all protocols were followed. He says the agency is committed to treating all travelers with respect and courtesy. Ross tweeted that she was treated like "royalty" while performing but "treated like "sh--" at the airport. (More Diana Ross stories.)

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