Chargers’ Sebastian Joseph-Day claims he was ‘sexually assaulted by three TSA agents’
NFL star Sebastian Joseph-Day claims he was sexually assaulted by three TSA agents at John Wayne Airport in California
Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day caused a stir after accusing three TSA agents of sexually assaulting him at California airport this week.
The NFL star was flying from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., when the alleged attack happened and was headed to Twitter share your story.
“I was indeed sexually assaulted by TSA at @JohnWayneAir,” Joseph-Day’s first post read.
“After I asked Mr. to stop [because] I’m uncomfortable and feel this part of the check is unnecessary (After he felt it was). Then they told me I was a problem after 3 TSA agents swooped on me.
“I’m in favor of people doing their jobs well. But it was extremely unnecessary and inhumane. I travel a lot for personal and work reasons. I’ve never experienced anything like @JohnWayneAir.
LA Chargers’ Sebastian Joseph-Day Says He Was Sexually Assaulted by TSA Agents
Joseph Day said the attack took place at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California
He took to Twitter to reveal details of the incident, claiming he had been “taken” by agents
“And when I try to file a complaint, they make me jump through hoops to do it. @JohnWayneAir
“I’m not sharing this on Twitter for sympathy. I am sharing this so that this group of gentlemen and staff will never be allowed to do this to another person again. @JohnWayneAir @City_of_Irvine @OCSheriff @OCGovCA’
After Joseph-Day’s series of tweets gained traction with the public, the official John Wayne Airport account responded to him: “Hi @SJD_51, thanks for bringing this to our attention.
“Our priority is to ensure comfort and safety when traveling through John Wayne Airport. We are passing that information on to TSA.”
Clearly unhappy with John Wayne Airport’s attempts to shift blame for the incident, Joseph-Day responded with another tweet announcing:
“It’s one thing if they apologized after my trouble, but the manager threatened to call the sheriff if I didn’t finish the search after I said I’d just been raped and told me to keep an eye on me. I don’t think this is just a TSA issue @JohnWayneAir @AskTSA @City_of_Irvine’
Another airport account – AskTSA – then chimed in, adding: “We take your concerns about screening seriously. Please provide more details so we can look into this further” before posting a link to file formal complaints.
On the football field in his first year with the Chargers, Joseph-Day recorded 56 tackles, two sacks and the first interception of his four-year career.
He previously spent three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and won a Super Bowl with the team in 2021.
Joseph-Day posted several tweets with more information about what happened to him
John Wayne Airport tried to blame the TSA and offered no apology
Joseph-Day didn’t mince words when responding to his online complaint