Morrissey compares US transport police to Isis following alleged ‘groping’ incident

Former Smiths frontman alleges he was a victim of sexual assault at San Francisco Airport in July

Morrissey has again criticised the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) following an alleged incident of sexual assault he suffered at San Francisco International airport earlier this year.

The former Smiths frontman alleged in July that he had been groped by a member of the airport security staff as he prepared to board a British Airways flight to London.

Morrissey claimed that a security officer “crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles”, later stating in an interview with Larry King that the individual “put his finger down my rear cleavage”.

The singer added: “Why would he want to [do that]? Why would he need to? Everything was fine but then he went straight for my private bits and then he put his finger down my rear cleavage.”

A spokesperson for the US Transportation Security Administration previously denied Morrissey’s claims. CCTV footage was later released, which the TSA claimed showed no foul play.

Now, Morrissey has taken to fansite True To You to release an official statement comparing the TSA to terrorist group Isis.

“TSA have ignored my official and legal and constitutional complaint. From this we gather that TSA stands for Thorough Sexual Assault,” Morrissey writes.

“If you are traveling through San Francisco International Airport you must be ready for a full sexual attack by people who claim to have your interests at heart. It is unlikely that Isis would stoop so low.”

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A statement previously released by the TSA read: “TSA takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and strives to treat every passenger with dignity and respect. Upon review of closed circuit TV footage, TSA determined that the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures in the screening of this individual.”

Watch CCTV footage from the alleged incident below.