In a blog post on Morrissey’s website, True To You, the singer alleges that airport security “sexually groped” him at the San Francisco International Airport this week.
Morrissey writes that he was on his way to London when he went through airport security. “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,” Morrissey wrote. “He quickly moved away as an older ‘airport security officer’ approached.” Morrissey claims the officer who assaulted him was identified as the “General Manager on Duty.”
Morrissey then says he filed a complaint after having the following conversation with the officer:
You have just sexually groped this man. Officer: That’s just your opinion. What you have done is illegal. Officer: That’s just your opinion. You have no right to do what you have just done. Officer: That’s just your opinion.
He continued, “Apart from ‘that’s just your opinion’, he would not comment, even though, since the penis and testicles were mine and no one else’s, then my opinion must surely have some meaning. But, of course, what the airport security officer was saying was: your opinion will never count in the eyes of the law.”
A TSA representative did not return immediate request for comment.
Read his whole account at True To You.