Los Angeles (AP) A Texas woman wants an apology from security agents and a civil rights investigation because she says she was forced to remove a nipple ring with pliers in order to board an airplane in Lubbock.
Mandi Hamlin says she had trouble removing one of her piercings and had to ask for pliers. She says male security agents snickered as she took out the ring. After what she calls a “nightmare” experience, she says she was scanned again and allowed to board
even though she still was wearing a belly button ring.
Hamlin's lawyer says legal action is possible if the transportation security administration doesn't apologize for the humiliation and pain her client endured.
TSA officials say they're investigating.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.