Lena Dunham Talks TSA Drama on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”
She tends to find herself in fixes, so it’s no wonder Lena Dunham ended up in a prickly ordeal with the Transportation Security Administration.
During her interview on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” the “Girls” gal recalled her recent detention at LAX International Airport after a security agent found a “self-defense keychain” on her purse.
Lena noted, "It's shaped like a cat—it goes over your knuckles. But I guess the two ears could gut somebody. I understood sort of intellectually it could be used as a weapon, but really all I thought was like, 'What a cute little cat!'"
From there, Dunham submitted to a criminal background check- "I felt like so much guilt about just hoping someone might be passing by and go like, 'Love the show,' just so they would have the sense that I wasn't a convicted criminal. I was so scared. I was like, They're gonna Amanda Knox me. I'm gonna go away for a long time. The criminal justice system is broken in this country. They put away the good people and let the bad people go free."
Furthermore, "If it really was a weapon, I wouldn't use it as a keychain. If I was really trying to shiv somebody on the plane, I wouldn't have attached this to like the keys to my gym locker and stuck it in my purse for everyone to see."
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