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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Baywatch actress targeted by TSA because she's attractive....
Baywatch actress 'singled out for body scan'
A former Baywatch actress has claimed she was singled out for a "naked" body scan at an airport because she was attractive.
Donna D'Errico appeared in Baywatch from 1996 to 1998
By Paul Thompson in Miami
4:38PM GMT 07 Dec 2010
Donna D'Errico, who also modelled for Playboy, believes she was deliberately targeted by TSA security officials because of her figure and career as a swimsuit pin up.
"It is my personal belief that they pulled me aside because they thought I was attractive," she said.
"After the search, I noticed that the male TSA agent who had pulled me out of line was smiling and whispering with two other TSA agents and glancing at me. I was outraged."
D'Errico, who appeared in Baywatch from 1996 to 1998, was flying from Los Angeles airport to Pittsburgh with her boyfriend and 17 year old son Rhyan.
She said she was pulled aside and told she would have to go through one of the full body scans which have caused much controversy since being introduced at US airports.
TSA officials have faced widespread criticism in recent weeks over increased security measures with "intrusive" patdowns.
Passengers are given a choice of going through the full body scanner or undergoing an extensive patdown by a TSA agent.
D'Errico claims she was not give the choice and simply directed to the scanner.
A spokesman for the TSA denied any inappropriate behaviour by their staff.
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