Back in July, Morrissey claimed that a San Francisco airport security officer had groped his junk during a pat-down, and he filed an official sexual assault complaint with the TSA. Here’s what Morrissey said:
At 2:30 in the afternoon I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up ‘scanner’, and all was well – no bleeps and nothing unusual.
Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an “airport security officer” who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles. He quickly moved away as an older “airport security officer” approached.
He later told Larry King, “I had been through the full scanner and I had been through the second bit, so everything was fine and clear, and then he went straight for my private bits and then he put his finger down my rear cleavage.”
A TSA spokesman denied any misconduct after reviewing the CCTV footage, but now Gawker has obtained and posted the footage in question under the Freedom Of Information Act. Check out a few gifs below and see for yourself.
It’s hard to tell exactly what happened and whether or not it was inappropriate, but TSA groping is a real issue, so it’s definitely possible. You can see the full video along with more gifs and a play-by-play of Morrissey’s account over on Gawker.