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Morrissey makes 'grope' allegation

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Morrissey makes 'grope' allegation

Morrissey claims he was "sexually groped" by an airport security guard earlier this week.

The 56-year-old singer was travelling from San Francisco International Airport to London when he claims an unnamed man "groped his penis and testicles", before moving away when another member of staff approached.

He wrote on his website, True To You: "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 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now' hitmaker was urged to make a complaint by British Airways staff, though he didn't feel it would have any consequence.

He continued: "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.

"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.(sic)"

Morrissey went on to claim the alleged offender dismissed what had happened as just his "opinion" and he feels his complaint will be "unread of ignored".

He concluded: "My submitted complaint against this 'officer' will obviously be either unread or ignored.

"As we all know, on matters of officialism, it is not possible to be pleasantly surprised by anything at all.

"However, what is clear is that, should you find yourself traveling through San Francisco International Airport, you should expect sexual abuse from the so-called 'security officers' who, we are unconvincingly warned, are acting only for our security."