“Advice Goddess” Amy Alkon has been threatened with a $500,000 defamation lawsuit by TSA agent Thedala Magee, for a column Alkon wrote in which she said she was “raped” during a pat down at the airport. Magee wants the offending post taken down.
Techdirt got a hold of all the relevant legal wrangling. And Alkon’s lawyer isn’t backing down.
Your client aggressively pushed her fingers into my client’s vulva. I am certain that she did not expect to find a bomb there. She did this to humiliate my client, to punish her for exercising her rights, and to send a message to others who might do the same. It was absolutely a sexual assault, perpetrated in order to exercise power over the victim. We agree with Ms. Alkon’s characterization of this crime as “rape,” and so would any reasonable juror.