The head of the US Marines has vowed to hold service members accountable for sharing nude photos of their female colleagues online. Gen Robert Neller promised to change the Marine culture while testifying before a Senate committee. Last week, reports emerged that current and former Marines were sharing photos on Facebook and on message boards, triggering a Navy investigation. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, said that the military had not done enough to address longstanding allegations of rampant sexual assault and harassment.
US military nude photo sharing scandal widens beyond Marines
Hundreds of lewd photos of female servicemembers discovered in Dropbox folder - News - Stripes
Skip navigation! Story from US News. Female military service members are being forced to deal with male service members sharing nude photos of them, reports Vice. The photos were shared through a secret Dropbox account, which reportedly contained hundreds of photos of women throughout all five branches of the armed forces. Vice describes the images as selfies or images taken by another party. They note that some images also appear to depict the servicewomen engaging in sexual activity. Some of the explicit photos are juxtaposed with fully-clothes images of the women, in an attempt to degrade them further.
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By Olga Grigoryants. Marine Corps, one still on active duty, came forward on Wednesday as victims of a clandestine all-male social media network of military personnel and veterans under investigation for sharing nude photos of female colleagues. Initially uncovered by The War Horse, a nonprofit news site run by Marine veteran Thomas Brennan, the scandal was first reported on Saturday by the California-based Center for Investigative Reporting through its radio-podcast Reveal. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has opened an inquiry into the matter and senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill immediately denounced the activity.
Credit: U. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexis C.