"Because I was a woman who wore a specific bra, my client was denied access to his attorney"

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Female lawyer wears underwire bra.

Female lawyer sets off prison metal detector when trying to visit her client at the Miami Federal Detention Center.

Female lawyer is denied entry.

Female lawyer goes into bathroom and removes bra.

Female lawyer, now wearing blouse and jacket but braless, gets through metal detector.

Female lawyer is denied entry... this time for violating prison dress code for not wearing bra.

Female lawyer is pissed:

"So, simply because I was a woman who wore a specific bra, my client was denied access to his attorney today," Horstman said. "This is completely unacceptable."

Female lawyer should have gained entrance per a years-old agreement to let female lawyers in after it was determined that underwire bras set off alarm.

[P]eople familiar with the procedure say the guards on duty Friday probably "didn't get the memo."

Female blogger: It's a good thing men don't wear underwire whitey tighties.

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  • Aasdd

    Good story, needs better visual documentation though.

  • Democrat Forever

    This happened to me at a federal courthouse in DC about 15 years ago when I was rushing to make a deadline to final a court brief. The security guard, who was older than dirt, clearly enjoyed using the wand over me and discovering my breasts were causing the metal detector to go off. As for Clancy's comment about that the woman should have planned ahead, that's ridiculous. I'm a DDD (naturally, not because of any enhancements). I can't possibly know what places with metal detectors have their detectors set to such a degree that my bra makes them go off because not all do. Some airport sensors are that sensitive while others are not. I've gotten stuck by one courthouse metal detector, but it hasn't happened since. I need the underwire for support. It's far more comfortable to go without a bra or without underwire, but no one wants to see that.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    According to the article, she shouldn't have had to plan ahead because of the "years-old agreement to let female lawyers in after it was determined that underwire bras set off alarm."

  • Clancy

    My sister, who happens to be sitting next to me, tells me that this is a frequent problem for well-endowed women. . . especially at airports. She also says that the lawyer should have known better and planned ahead. (I guess there are underwire alternatives, but I'm pretending not to understand.)

  • http://twitter.com/BoomerJack Jack M. Boardman

    I'm soooo not going there!

  • http://twitter.com/Lurow Lucy Rowles-Springer

    I can think of some men I'd like to put in underwire whitey tighties...