Jesse Ventura Files Suit Against TSA Over Body Scans

January 26, 2011 Updated: January 26, 2011

Jesse Ventura, the pro-wrestler turned Minnesota governor turned Conspiracy Theory host, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, saying their full body scanners and pat-down methods are unconstitutional, according to The Associated Press.

Ventura, who is nicknamed "The Body," alleges the TSA's new methods for flight screening violate the the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution, which protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures.

The suit argues that "unwarranted and unreasonable intrusions on Governor Ventura's personal privacy and dignity and are a justifiable cause for him to be concerned for his personal health and well-being," the AP reported.

Ventura is not attempting to get money from the government, his attorney David Olsen told CNN. His lawyer said that Ventura wants the government to acknowledge that his rights have been violated.

"We consider the pat-downs and the whole body scanners to be a step too far, and they have crossed into the realm of the unreasonable," Olsen told CNN.

Ventura had hip replacement surgery in 2008 and his titanium implant sets off the alarms, forcing him to get patted down in the past. Since the new security measures have been in place, Ventura said he has been subjected to pat-downs two to three times per week as he flies a lot for his television show.

The pat-down subjected him to "humiliation and degradation" and as a result, Ventura stopped flying to avoid screening.