Morrissey alleges he was sexually assaulted by airport security in San Francisco

July 30, 2015

Morrissey claims he was sexually assaulted by a member of airport security staff at San Francisco International Airport earlier this week.

morrissey -1344789865-article-0Posting a statement to fan site True To You, the former Smiths frontman alleged that the incident took place on Monday (July 27) as he prepared to board a British Airways flight to London.

“I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up ‘scanner’, and all was well – no bleeps and nothing unusual,” Morrissey wrote.

He added: “Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an ‘airport security officer’ who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles. He quickly moved away as an older ‘airport security officer’ approached.

“The officer who sexually assaulted me was identified as the General Manager On Duty. Luckily I was accompanied by two members of British Airways Special Services, who were horrified at the sexual attack and suggested that I lodge a complaint.”

The singer says that he was initially reluctant to filing a complaint, writing: “I asked if there would be any point in lodging a complaint since, as with any complaint against a figure in “authority”, the complaints are simply collected in order to protect the guilty officer should the matter go further.

“The British Airways Special Services employees assured me that a complaint was worthwhile, and so I filed the appropriate information.”

Morrissey also claims that the alleged offender denied that a sexual assault took place.