Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, a man who knows something about the dangers of advanced body scanning technology, sued Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration yesterday over the new airport security measures. In the lawsuit, he alleges that he’s been exposed “to humiliation and degradation through unwanted touching, gripping and rubbing of the intimate areas of his body.” Man, can you imagine the poor TSA agent who had to do those things to a furious Jesse Ventura?
Ventura isn’t just put off about the scans and the nature of the pat downs, he also feels like he is being unfairly subjected to him because he is unable to go through metal detectors. In 2008, the former wrestler had to receive a titanium hip implant which would always set off detectors. Before the new procedures were implanted, he would then be searched with a non-invasive wand rather than an agent’s hands.
Ventura’s lawsuit goes as far as to name Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and TSA Administrator John Pistole as defendants. Whether he’s successful or not, we can assume he’s getting some good content out of this for his TV series, Conspiracy Theory.
Check out a video report on the lawsuit from Pheonix’s KSAZ below:
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