Shawn Johnson Says TSA Agent “Groped” Her When She Traveled With Breast Milk
Although Shawn didn’t disclose where the alleged incident occurred, she posted an Instagram photo of herself having “the best time” at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas on Oct. 11.
She also wrote that she was away from her family for less than 24 hours.
In response to the gold medalist’s accusations, a TSA spokesperson provided general information to E! News about its policies as they continue to look into the matter.
“Breast milk is, of course, permitted,” a rep said in a statement on Tuesday, Oct. 12. “We are supportive of passengers traveling with breast milk and other essential nutrition for their children and that is why we provide the details on our screening protocols on our website.”
According to the TSA guidelines listed online, “TSA officers may need to test liquids for explosives or concealed prohibited items. Officers may ask you to open the container and/or have you transfer a small quantity of the liquid to a separate empty container or dispose of a small quantity, if feasible.”