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Woman strip-searched at Detroit airport settles lawsuit

An Arab-Jewish woman who was strip-searched at a Detroit-area airport has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed on her behalf.

The American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday that the federal government will give Shoshana Hebshi $40,000 as compensation for being humiliated.

Frontier Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration and Wayne County Airport Authority were named in the federal lawsuit.

The Airport Authority says its insurer agreed to the settlement to avoid "further time-consuming and costly litigation."

Frontier Airlines declined to comment.

Hebshi of Sylvania, Ohio, was removed from a plane after it landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Sept. 11, 2011. The crew had reported suspicious behavior by two Indian-American men sitting near her.

Hebshi believes she was ethnically profiled based on her dark complexion.