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'Jersey Shore' Star Complains About TSA Treatment

Bill McCay/WireImage(FARGO, N.D.) -- Jersey Shore star JWOWW claims she was "treated like a criminal" by security at Fargo’s Hector International Airport in North Dakota.

JWOWW, whose real name is Jenni Farley, tweeted that being selected for a pat-down by Transportation Security Administration officers seemed “odd and deliberate.”

“I’ve been patted down a bunch n don’t mind but after I’m getting on a plane seems odd and deliberate to me,” she wrote. “Hate when people abuse authority.”

The reality star says she noticed a TSA officer pointing at her while she was getting coffee earlier.  JWOWW was in Fargo Saturday to make an appearance at a local club.

The TSA responded to the incident by telling, “As part of TSA’s layered approach to security, passengers may be subject to various random screening measures at the checkpoint or the gate. In this case, a number of passengers were randomly selected according to a pre-set protocol for gate screening prior to boarding an aircraft.”

JWOWW tweeted about having been “patted down,” but the TSA claims the "particular screening protocol consisted of a simple swab of passenger’s hands and did not include a pat down or additional screening of carry-on items."

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Khloe Kardashian: TSA Pat-Downs Akin to ‘Public Rape’

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News(BURBANK, Calif.) -- Actor-director Kevin Smith has spoken out against air travel again, and this time he's joined by Khloe Kardashian and Baywatch babe Donna D'Errico.
Smith, who was deemed too fat to fly by Southwest Airlines earlier this year, tweeted his ire about missing a Virgin Airlines flight Monday despite arriving at the gate with first-class tickets minutes before his scheduled departure.
Meanwhile, Kardashian is drawing fire for comments she made Monday comparing the process of passing through airport security to being raped in public.

"Well, they basically are just raping you in public," she told George Lopez on his TBS show.

Kardashian said she opted for a pat-down because she didn't want the "X-ray to see everything," but was shocked at how aggressive the screener was.

"They say, 'OK, I'm going to be patting you down and I'm going to be touching the crease of your a--.' That is so inappropriate," she told Lopez, adding, "They are so aggressive and forceful."

Former Baywatch star D'Errico was more reserved discussing her recent experience with airport screening but still questioned why she was singled out for what she called a "naked scan."

"It is my personal belief that they pulled me aside because they thought I was attractive," D'Errico, who posed for the September 1995 issue of Playboy, told AOL News on Monday.

She said a TSA agent told her sarcastically that she was being singled out, "'Because you caught my eye, and they' -- pointing to the other passengers -- 'didn't.'"

D'Errico said she was "outraged" to see the agent "smiling and whispering with two other TSA agents and glancing" at her after the scan.

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