Olympian says she was 'humiliated' by TSA

Posted at 6:06 AM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 11:39:04-04

Colorado's six-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen says agents with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) humiliated her.

She took to social media Sunday to detail her experience getting through security at Denver International Airport.

She said agents made her go through a full body search even though she has Pre check.

"They go around your breasts, they basically go under your butt and the just grab things, not grab, they touch things that are not appropriate and it's really embarrassing," said Van Dyken-Rouen.

Van Dyken-Rouen said as much as she and husband Tom travel all over the country, she’s never been screened like this or treated like this.

Van Dyken-Rouen took to Instagram shortly after getting through security to detail her experience and call out the agent who she said was rude to her.

"He said, literally every other airport is wrong and any other time you've flown through Denver and they didn't do that, it's wrong, I'm right," said Van Dyken-Rouen.

Van Dyken-Rouen said she hopes to use her voice to bring awareness to make sure someone else isn’t embarrassed in the airport the way she said she was.

“It's really sad, I just want to help other people out who don't have a voice, just fair treatment for everybody, respect for everybody, that's all we need," Van Dyken-Rouen.


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