|Image: Ksenia Sobchak (YouTube).|
January 10, 2014
Russian TV celebrity turned political activist Ksenia Sobchak claims she was “stripped naked” and searched by a female TSA agent at Miami International Airport.
After TSA workers wrongly detected explosives on her fingers, the 32-year-old television presenter says a “large black woman” performed a “pervy” strip search on her which Sobchak regarded as a “sexual act”. The glamorous socialite was returning from a Christmas party in Miami.
“Sobchak said she had a spa massage with jojoba oil mixed with glycerin before boarding her flight that might have triggered the airport’s security equipment. She said she was told that this happens two or three times a day at the airport,” reports RIA Novosti.
Sobchak described the encounter on her Twitter page but was seemingly surprised at the media attention the issue generated.
The TSA responded by admitting that agents had performed a search on Sobchak but that no items of clothing were removed.