'Jersey Shore's' JWoww Says Additional TSA Search Was an 'Abuse of Authority'
The MTV reality star charges that she was unnecessarily targeted by the agency on a recent flight.
Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley says that she was unjustly targeted by TSA officials on a recent flight out of Fargo, N.D.
“Fargo ND airport just treated me like a criminal,” Farley writes on Twitter on Sunday. “Holy s--t! Travel 2x a week and never went thru what I did here.”
The reality star says that as she was boarding the plane, TSA officials asked her to return for additional searching.
“I wasn't randomly selected,” she charges. “Cuz I saw the tsa there pointing at me while I was getting a coffee.”
“I've been patted down a bunch n don't mind but after I'm getting on a plane seems odd and deliberate to me. Hate when people abuse authority,” she later states.
A TSA spokesperson issued a statement to InForum.com in response to its request for comment on Farley’s charges.
“TSA strives to screen all passengers with dignity and respect while performing its security mission,” TSA spokesperson, Jonella Culmer, says. “TSA employs an intelligence-driven, risk-based security approach to screen the nearly 1.8 million passengers traveling daily."
“As part of the layered system, passengers may be subject to random screening measures at the checkpoint or the gate to ensure terrorists can’t game the system.”
Farley was flying out of the city after hosting a foam party with about 2500 people in attendance at Fargo's The Hub dance club.
THR contacted the TSA for further comment, but it did not immediately respond to the request.
Farley returns to the MTV series for Season 5, which premieres on Jan. 5. She also has a spinoff show in the works with cast mate Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.