Breast cancer survivor claims improper pat-down by TSA agents


Dorn said she tried to show the security officers her medical information to avoid the pat-down, but the request was denied.

"Instead, she called over a female supervisor who told me the exam had to take place," Dorn wrote.  "I was again told that I could not retrieve the [medical] card and needed to submit to a physical exam in order to be cleared. She then said, 'And if we don’t clear you, you don’t fly' loud enough for other passengers to hear. And they did. And they stared at the bald woman being yelled at by a TSA Supervisor.
"To my further dismay, my belongings, including my computer, were completely out of sight," she continued.  "I had no choice but to allow an agent to touch my breasts in front of other passengers."

Dorn said she understood the need for security at airports, but she said her treatment was insensitive.

"I have been through emotional and physical hell this past year due to breast cancer," she said. "The way I was treated by these TSA agents added a s---tload of insult to injury and caused me a great deal of humiliation."

Several media outlets have reported Dorn's claims.

TSA did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Hill. 

This post was corrected at 4:13 p.m from an earlier version that mispelled Lori Dorn's name.