Woman whose breasts exposed in pat-down settles with TSA

/ Source: msnbc.com

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 claimed that a TSA agent pulled her blouse completely down, exposing her breasts to everyone in the area. Despite her embarrassment, the lawsuit claims that "TSA employees in the area continued to joke and laugh about the incident for an extended period of time."

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.

"This was never a case about money," he said. "It was about trying to get them to admit they acted improperly."

The settlement was reached at the end of the year, shortly after government attorneys deposed Murley.

As for his client, McLaughlin said, "she's glad it's over."