More details have emerged from a sexual assault Morrissey is alleging happened to him by a member of security staff at San Francisco International Airport.
Last month singer Morrissey described the moment an unnamed TSA agent from San Francisco airport “crouched” before him and “groped” his penis and testicles.
The singer spoke out that he was subjected to “horrific” extra searches even though he had been through the airport’s XRAY scanner.
During an appearance on Larry King Now the former Smiths singer talked about the incident, by saying to King,
“Would you like the absolute details? They are horrific. He put his finger down my rear cleavage.”
“I had been through the false scanner and the second bit and everything was fine and clear, but then he [security officer] went straight for my private bits and put his finger down my rear cleavage.
“The people I was with from the special services said, ‘This is assault’, and he said, ‘Well, that’s just your opinion!”
According to TheHill.com TSA officials are looking into the complaint by Morrissey. A TSA Spokesman Mike England said,
“TSA takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and strives to treat every passenger with dignity and respect,
“Upon review of closed circuit TV footage, TSA determined that the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures in the screening of this individual,”
When Morrissey asked the agent why he had touched him inappropriately the agent reportedly said that it was just the singer’s “opinion”, a statement he repeated four times.