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Invasion of the Body Searchers

The New Zealand Herald discusses the TSA’s aggressive search of Amy Alkon at Los Angeles International Airport (“LAX”).  Alkon publicly described her searcher’s extreme examination of her body, including pushing her hand into Alkon’s genitals, as “rape.”  The TSA agent sent Alkon a threatening letter through counsel, warning of a defamation suit and offering to settle the dispute for $500,000.

Alkon retained Marc Randazza to respond to the threat.  In his response letter, Randazza wrote:

“Your client aggressively pushed her fingers into my client’s vulva,” […] “I am certain that she did not expect to find a bomb there. She did this to humiliate my client, to punish her for exercising her rights … It was absolutely a sexual assault, perpetrated in order to exercise power over the victim.”

The TSA denies any wrongdoing.

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