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 January 13, 2011  Court, Surveillance

A woman who claims Transportation Security Administration officials exposed her breasts during a pat-down in 2008 will receive compensation from the agency, the Daily Mail reported.

Lynsie Murley, 24, of Amarillo, Texas, filed a lawsuit against the TSA last year, accusing the agency of negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The incident, which occurred in May 2008 at a Corpus Christi airport, left her feeling “extremely embarrassed and humiliated,” according to the lawsuit.


Murley’s lawyer, Jerry McLaughlin, declined to divulge exactly how much his client is receiving in the settlement but told msnbc.com that it is a “nominal” amount.

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It’s a shame that it was only a nominal amount as it doesn’t send a strong enough message. But maybe the legal costs to defend the case will send a message. One can only hope.

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