Morrissey Says He Was Sexually Assaulted By San Francisco Airport Security

07.30.15 4 years ago 6 Comments

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Morrissey gripes a lot about a lot of things, but it looks like he might have a pretty good reason this time. The former Smiths frontman claims he was sexually assaulted by a security officer while traveling through San Francisco International Airport.

Via a post by Morrissey on True to You:

“At 2:30 in the afternoon I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up ‘scanner’, and all was well — no bleeps and nothing unusual.

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. He quickly moved away as an older “airport security officer” approached. “You have just sexually groped this man.”

Morrissey says he was urged to lodge a complaint by British Airways reps who were with him at the time. When the officer was confronted and asked why he groped the singer, Morrissey says the conversation went nowhere.

“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.”

Morrissey noted (and this is a direct quote): “Since the penis and testicles were mine and no one else’s, then my opinion must surely have some meaning.” But he didn’t seem hopeful that anything would be done about the incident.

In the interests of imperishable bureaucracy my submitted complaint against this ‘officer’ will obviously be either unread or ignored because, as we all know, on matters of officialism it is not possible to be pleasantly surprised by anything at all.”

Read the whole thing over at True to You.

(Via SPIN)

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