Carol Christine Fair, who according to her Facebook page and Twitter account, is on the left of politics and a feminist non-theist, is being sued by german police in Frankfurt, Germany after she called them “nazi’s” when they told her that she could not take any liquids in her luggage through the Security checkpoint, the Independent UK reported.

German Federal Police (Polizei) Officers stated that when, Fair, a 49-year-old Associate Professor at Georgetown University became “irrational and infuriated” with their request, she in turn called them “f***ing bastards” and then called them, “f***ing German Nazi police”.

Fair denies she made those statements

Fair has repudiated the claim that she referred to the police officers as Nazis during the disagreement at Germany’s Frankfurt International Airport security checkpoint. She said she was confounded when she pointed out that the German officer had seized her deodorant while the officers allowed what she called, a “Nazi-looking man” with “a Nazi Hitler youth-type haircut” who was nearby and was allowed to pass through security.

After the incident, Fair was taken to the local German police station where an investigation was launched to see if there’s a cause or suspicion of the use of slander against the police officers. While she was allowed to continue her trip to Turkey, she had to deposit 183 euro’s, or $260, before she could leave for future legal procedures in court.

While Fair penned an article on Huffington Post claiming that she did not use those words and the German police are lying, and that she intends to file a lawsuit, the German police stated that Fair, through her Twitter tweets about the officers calling them nothing but bullies and “thugs in uniform” has now become additional evidence in their initial investigation of the airport incident.

Frankfurt airport public relations response

Germany’s airport public relations spokesman, Michael Moser released statements concerning the incident and stated that when Fair’s baggage went through the airport's x-ray machine, it had indicated that Fair’s luggage may hold explosive substances. Due to German law, Fair’s security screening agent reached out to the German police officers to inspect the luggage further.

After they had finished checking her luggage, the officers had come to the conclusion that what was in Fair’s luggage didn’t comprise of any explosive material. Upon further inspection, they did find that she had several cosmetic articles and that the cosmetics were not inside a transparent bag, as required by European Union as well as international governing security regulations.

Moser also stated that she had surpassed the permissible amount of “carry-on liquids.” The police officers did suggest to Fair that she put a “roll-on type deodorant” item into her check-in baggage instead of her carry-on travel luggage, which would have allowed her to be within the guidelines of allowable liquids or just dispose of the liquid deodorant there at the airport.