Over the weekend, 75-year-old Ross said she felt “violated” and was close to tears following a pat-down by a female officer who the singer claims inappropriately touched her.
I am feeling violated I still feel her hands between my legs , front and back ( saying to me it her job ,) WOW!!really mixed emotions I always like to see the good things but not feeling good right now,” she tweeted.
The TSA launched an investigation into Ross’ claims, though a preliminary review stated her screening “correctly followed all protocols.”
The organization confirmed to Page Six on Thursday that it closed its investigation after determining all officers acted properly in their security check.
“TSA is committed to ensuring all travelers are treated with respect and courtesy. TSA became aware of concerns presented by Diana Ross about her screening experience at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport,” a TSA spokesperson told us.
“TSA leadership at MSY reviewed the CCTV and interviewed the officers involved with Ms. Ross’s screening and determined that protocols for resolving alarms during Advanced Imaging Technology screening were correctly followed. TSA procedures are designed to protect all travelers from persistent threats to the aviation system.”
It appears that Ross eventually had a change of heart regarding the incident, as she later thanked the TSA for protecting the country.
“We are so blessed to have the security that we have at the airports and in our country- this I know And I appreciate it ‘TOTALLY ‘,” she tweeted, adding “Thank you to all those good and loving people that take care of me and us thank you thank you thank you.”