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Diana Ross Says She Was ‘Treated Like Sh*t’ by TSA Agent in New Orleans

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Diana Ross performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
(Feb. 9, 2019 – Source: Getty Images North America)

*Diana Ross has taken to social media to speak out against the Transportation and Security Administration on Sunday, claiming to have been “treated like shit” at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Ross made clear she wasn’t complaining about Delta Airlines, but noted that “TSA… was over the top !!”

“Makes me want to cry !!!,” she wrote in a series of tweets.

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The iconic singer, who performed at the city’s jazz festival on Saturday, said her encounter with a female agent left her “feeling violated,” and that she could “still feel her hands between my legs, front and back.”

“WOW!! really mixed emotions I always like to see the good things but not feeling good right now,” Ross added.

Ross later uploaded a video of herself on stage, writing, “Im feeling better , it took a minute”…. see the Twitter video embed below.

In a statement sent to HuffPost, a TSA spokesperson acknowledged the incident occurred with Ross but expressed support for its employees.

“Initial review of [closed circuit TV] 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.”

The spokesperson also said the agency “is committed to ensuring all travelers are treated with respect and courtesy.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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