Naked pictures of female Marines have reportedly been circulating on Social Media. Now the Marines are investigating. It was all over the chatboards this weekend and now USA Today has a really good round up.
Hundreds of Marines may be caught up in the scandal, the Marine Corps Times reported Sunday.
The revelation was first uncovered by a decorated combat veteran’s non-profit news site and reported Saturday by the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Maj. Clark Carpenter, a Marine Corps spokesman, confirmed that an investigation is underway, Marine Corps Times reported, but he said military officials were uncertain exactly how many personnel were involved.
As if you needed more proof that Facebook is the Devil… The nude photos were allegedly shared on a Facebook group this weekend for Military members which apparently has about 30,000 members.
An online link to the the photos, as well as the names and units of the women pictured, was posted in January by a former Marine who was working for a defense contractor, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The contractor has since been relieved of his duties.
Marine Lance Cpl. Marisa Woytek told The Post that photos were taken from her Instagram account and posted to Marines United multiple times in the past six months, without her consent. “Even if I could, I’m never re-enlisting,” Woytek said. “Being sexually harassed online ruined the Marine Corps for me, and the experience.”
Woytek said she was alerted to the photos by others on social media and were shown the comments that accompanied them. She said that many of the comments included allusions to sexual assault and rape, The Post reported.
I feel terrible for the Marines whose photos were posted online. Such a violation of privacy. Will keep an eye on this one and let you know how it all shakes out.