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The man who got naked at airport security in Portland Oregon last month would rather go to court then apologize.
John Brennan says TSA agents pulled him aside after he'd gone through both the metal detector and a pat down.
So he says he stripped down to his birthday suit to prove that he did not have a bomb.
Officials charged him with indecent exposure but this week they offered a plea agreement.
That would likely require a letter of apology.
Brennan said thanks but no thanks and claims it is an issue of free speech -- John Brennan.
Joins us now live John thanks for being here you know we checked your right.
You can take your clothes I think -- runner on naked as long as it's not a sexual manner and your point is look I did nothing wrong and I was just exercising my right to free speech.
Absolutely Trace absolutely.
-- so tell us about that -- you know why not just because it really maybe -- community service a letter of apology what's your point here.
I'm on my point is that government has -- slowly eroding our rights and this is one way I could stand up and say.
In the balance between.
-- a right to privacy and and other rights that I have under the constitution.
That TSA was going a bit too far in my opinion.
We need to have safe skies and I need to have a right to privacy as a pendulum swinging away from my right to privacy.
I Bates took a stand.
And one retail outlets and a Trace is that go ahead John go that I tested positive for explosives.
So on the business traveler I'd been through their thorough screening and then I test positive for explosives.
Which are nitrates they can come from anywhere they're part of nature.
And TSA was just doing their job I felt with my job to stand up and do.
Do what I needed to do.
Well I guess that's the question John if they -- just doing their job and -- at what point did you as you were taking your clothes off.
What was kind of going through your mind you're standing there naked there's a bunch people watching you did you think I'm not sure this is the best decision but I'm gonna do it anyway tell us about.
I was in a very clear state of mind.
I eight didn't hesitate.
But for a moment and that was before I was fully naked and I decided that it felt right.
Actually was not aware of the crowds I was facing away from the line.
And I was very focused on TSA and being cooperative.
And showing them that I was not caring any explosives.
What what are your family and friends what they said I mean has this become like a running joke with your buddies and your family -- -- -- Not at all I have just the most amazing -- I have such great support.
My friends are just -- right on right on so.
You know we've all got to TSA story and mine's just gotten bigger than the rest of ours but.
I just have amazing support.
And as you support your plan now is to go to court and what do you say when you get to court what your statement c'mon.
I've already said not guilty I'm not breaking any laws Portland has one of these nude bike -- that happens every June.
And there are tens of thousands of people on the street make -- and they're not being addressed by the police.
There's regularly nudity in Portland and to the conflict between the state law and the -- law I -- hopefully will be resolved in my favor.
I I get a riding the bike -- John.
I've done in the past and if it's warm and Africa's unit's not -- here her yet I am I will be out there enjoying.
The company of my fellow -- lenders.
So you've done this before it ever get a clear picture you've done this before you -- -- you are not against his -- and around with nothing.
I'm not and also I'm not the kind of guy who just takes off his shirt at the drop of a hat you know.
And standing up for my civil rights was really important regardless of what people might think about seeing me in -- naked.
-- -- got embarrassment or whatever about my body.
We'll got to go John thank you you're great board thanks to -- thanks.
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