Former Miss USA Susie Castillo said that she recently posted an emotional video about an airport pat-down she received that she equates with being molested because she believes “there has to be a better way.”
“What’s next? How far are we going to let this go? Are rectal exams in our future?” Castillo told TODAY’s Meredith Vieira. Castillo said that she flies frequently for work but that the pat-down she received at Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport was completely different than one she had received earlier in Los Angeles. “These procedures are supposed to be textbook,” Castillo said. “Because of the huge discrepancy in both pat-downs, that’s why I chose to speak out.”
Castillo, who filed a complaint with the Transportation Security Administration, also spoke with a TSA supervisor. She said that the supervisor told her that the reason the pat-downs were so different was because a lot of the agents are uncomfortable touching passengers.
In an emotional video posted last week on YouTube, Castillo complained about her treatment at the Dallas airport, saying a TSA agent touched her “vagina” four times during a pat-down.