Former ‘Baywatch’ Babe Claims TSA Targeted Her
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Former “Baywatch” star and Playboy Playmate Donna D’Errico claims she was singled out during a security screening at LAX because of her good looks.
D’Errico, who called the search an invasion of her privacy, questions why her boyfriend — a weekly flier — has never been selected for the screening.
“You’re just standing there like this (gesturing with her arms raised) naked,” D’Errico told CBS 2 report Rita Garcia.
Although D’Errico has already received plenty of exposure in Playboy, she says those days for her are over.
“I did ‘Playboy’ 15 years ago. It doesn’t mean I’m just going to walk around naked the rest of my life because hey, everyone has already seen it,” D’Errico said.
A TSA spokesman said that he is aware of the star’s accusations, but never addressed the issues, instead stating their policy and procedure.
“The officer who assists the passenger never sees the image the technology produces and it cannot store, print, transmit or save. The image is automatically deleted from the system,” TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said in a released statement.
The TSA also said that a passenger can opt out of the scan, as did Kim and Khloe Kardashian, who instead received a pat down at LAX.
“He said, ‘because you caught my eye.’ Maybe he saw me and though he would give his buddy in the booth a thrill. I don’t know,” D’Errico said. “They’re saying it is a random selection and now I kind of don’t buy that.”
D’Errico said she did not plan on filing any type of formal complaint with the TSA.