Los Angeles Chargers Sebastian Joseph-Day Alleges He Was Sexually Assaulted By TSA In California
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Los Angeles Charger Sebastian Joseph-Day is detailing the alleged sexual assault he experienced by TSA at the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California.
Over the weekend, the defensive lineman took to Twitter to detail what happened.
"I really just got sexually assaulted by TSA at @JohnWayneAir," he wrote. "After I asked the gentleman to please stop BC I'm uncomfortable and I feel that this part of the check is unnecessary. Then they told me I was the problem after 3 TSA agents swarmed me."
After the incident, Josephy-Day claimed that the TSA employees even gave him a hard time with filing a complaint and he called the experience "unnecessary and dehumanizing."
"I'm all for people doing their job well," he shared. "But it was extremely unnecessary and dehumanizing. I travel a lot, for personal and work reasons. I've never experienced anything like that."
He continued, "And when I do try to file a complaint they are making me jump through hoops to do so. I'm not sharing this on Twitter for sympathy. I'm sharing this so this group of gentleman and staff aren't allowed to do this ever again to another human being."
Sebastian helped bring the Los Angeles area a championship with the Rams in 2021 and he continues to give the city his all with the Chargers. This is an unfortunate situation for someone who loves the city as much as he does.
#Chargers defensive lineman Sebastian Joseph-Day claims he was sexually assaulted by TSA officers at an airport screening on Friday at John Wayne Airport.
"It was extremely unnecessary and dehumanizing." pic.twitter.com/Ga7rj8WvTG
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 26, 2023
TSA released a statement Sunday to Fox News and said an investigation is ongoing.
"We are looking into the matter to determine if our procedures were followed and whether any corrective action needs to be taken," officials said. "TSA remains committed to treating every traveler with dignity and respect while carrying out its security screening responsibilities."