A fashion designer based in Houston came out on Wednesday to say that the Biden administration’s former Department of Energy official Sam Brinton wore a cloth from a luggage she lost in Washington, D.C., in 2018.
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Asya Khamsin, who owns a clothing line, said that Brinton not only wore one of her custom-made outfits but wore several over time. She backed up her claims with side-by-side photos of Brinton in what she believes are outfits she designed next to a photo that shows her wearing similar outfits.
Khamsin said that she was alerted to the alleged theft when she saw a Fox News report of Brinton’s prior theft cases. In the reports, she saw the pictures and thought he was wearing her distinctive clothing.
“I saw the images. Those were my custom designs, which were lost in that bag in 2018. He wore my clothes, which was stolen,” she revealed.
My name is Asyakhamsin tanzanian fashion designer based in houston Texas USA 🇺🇸 I lost my bag 2018 in DCA recently I heard the news on @FoxNews about @sambrinton luggage issue surprisingly I found his images wore my custom made outfitswhich was in the lost bag on 2018 pic.twitter.com/lJwLHtMJlz
— asyakhamsin (@asyakhamsin1) February 20, 2023
Speaking to Fox News, Khamsin explained that she reported to authorities at Delta Air Lines that her luggage had been stolen on March 9, 2018. According to her, the luggage got missing at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport before she saw that Brinton wore the clothes.
The Tanzanian native also filed a missing item report with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department. After she saw that Brinton wore her clothes, she went to the Houston Police Department and filed a report. The FBI field in Minneapolis then reached out to her regarding the allegation.
According to the fashion designer, authorities didn’t get back to her after she gave them all the information they requested. While Brinton – whose stolen bag accusations got him fired from the Department of Energy – has been charged with jail time and huge fines due to two other airport theft cases he is embroiled in, he has not been slammed with any charges in regard to this latest accusation.
Now, Khamsin and her husband do not know whether authorities are looking at the case or if it has been abandoned.
Khamsin further explained that the theft caused her to miss out on an event aside from the material loss it cost her. According to her, she traveled to Washington, D.C., for an event where she was supposed to display her clothing. But with her luggage missing, she did not have clothes to display and, therefore, did not participate in the event.
She also reportedly told Delta Air Lines officials that there were expensive jewelry, clothes, and shoes in the luggage. In a Twitter post, she alleged that a red piece of jewelry he was wearing in a picture was also in her stolen luggage.
Even this jewellery was in my lost bag dah pic.twitter.com/cXnhuoDTl3
— asyakhamsin (@asyakhamsin1) February 23, 2023