Former ‘Baywatch’ star calls out pervy TSA agents

Dec 7, 2010, 1:22 PM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:48 pm

Donna D’Errico is not taking her recent TSA full-body scan lightly. The actress and model says she is “outraged” after being singled out for extra security precautions at LAX, seemingly because of her attractiveness.

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When D’Errico questioned the agent as to why he pulled her aside, the answer was reportedly “Because you caught my eye, and they’ (pointing to the other passengers) ‘didn’t.'”

The creepy behavior continued, accorded to D’Errico: “After the search, I noticed that the male TSA agent who had pulled me out of line was smiling and whispering with two other TSA agents and glancing at me.”

D’Errico told AOL News that she wasn’t notified she had an option to avoid the scan:

“They never even told me what they were doing at all, or that I had any choice…It was just, ‘Stand here. Raise your arms above your head like this.’ They never told me that they were going to be conducting a full-body scan, or that I had the option of being searched instead. Had they explained what they were doing, I would have opted for the search.”

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When Ross and Burbank talked about the story today, Dave called it the “height of narcissism” that the actress would assume she was scanned because of her looks:

D’Errico, who was featured as a Playboy Playmate in the magazine’s September 1995 issue and starred in mostly-skimpy bathing suits in the popular “Baywatch” T.V. series, says her professional work should have nothing to do with how she is treated by airport security:

“I must have overlooked the clause in both my Playboy and ‘Baywatch’ contracts stating that once appearing in that magazine, or on that show, I would forever be subject to being seen naked live and in person by anyone, at anytime, under any conditions, whether I agree to it or not, and for free.”

The actress (who endorsed Ron Paul for President in 2008) went on to evoke the Constitution to defend her right to privacy:

“I posed for Playboy 15 years ago. I was on ‘Baywatch’ 13 years ago. Both of those were controlled environments, with proper lighting, makeup, etc., and were jobs. I contractually agreed to do both of those jobs. I could have stopped or changed my mind at any time. None of those conditions are present when TSA decides for you that you will consent to being scanned or felt up, or you simply won’t be allowed your constitutional right to travel from one place to another freely.”

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Former ‘Baywatch’ star calls out pervy TSA agents