Lindsay Lohan Alleges She Was "Racially Profiled" by Airport Security

Lindsay Lohan Alleges She Was "Racially Profiled" by Airport Security

The star said she was "intimidated" but only meant to show "respect."

By Jet Set Staff

Lindsay Lohan, who once tried unsuccessfully to get Andy Cohen to invest in a private jet app, was probably wishing she had indeed flown private when she encountered trouble at London's Heathrow Airport after arriving front Turkey.

That's when, she told the U.K TV show Good Morning Britain, that she was "racially profiled" because she was wearing a headscarf.

She said a woman stopped her and asked her to remove the garment, according to Lindsay's account, cited in Fortunately for the star, her celebrity status earned her some leniency.

"She opened my passport and saw 'Lindsay Lohan' and started immediately apologizing, but then said 'But please take off your headscarf,'" Lohan told U.K. television show Good Morning Britain. She added: "And I did, it's okay. But what scared me was in that moment — how would another woman who doesn't feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel?"

Lindsay said she was comfortable taking it off, though she has been photographed carrying a Koran and has said she finds "solace" in studying it, although it's too soon for her to say she's converting. She said she was wearing the scarf out of cultural reverence to the country from which she'd been traveling. "I was leaving Turkey, and when I see certain people I feel more comfortable acting the same way as the other women," she said. "That's just a personal respect issue for me that I have."

Still, the airport experience shook up even a self-described street-savvy type. "I'm from New York — I'm born and raised there, but I was a little intimidated."

Last year, Lindsay ripped off a finger in a Turkish boating accident. She also opened a nightclub in neighboring Greece — which goes by her name, LOHAN.

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