Skip to content. All without consent. Not only that, but identifying information for many of the women was also shared among group members. The allegations arose over the weekend in a report from The War Horse on the Reveal website. I would have a serious problem going to war knowing that my back wasn't covered.
Hundreds of Marines investigated for sharing photos of naked colleagues
Photos of naked female Marines reportedly shared on social media
The US defence department is investigating reports that a number of marines shared naked and semi-naked photographs of female colleagues on Facebook. The pictures were posted within a members-only group called Marines United, and were accompanied by vulgar and highly aggressive sexual messages. Its activity was uncovered by The War Horse, a non-profit news organisation run by marine veteran Thomas Brennan. In January, a Marines United member posted a link to a shared folder, hosted on Google Drive, which contained photos of numerous female marines in various states of undress, according to The War Horse report. Members encouraged each other to find and upload more images, it said. They also identified the women by their names, ranks and units.
Inside the Nude Photo Scandal That Rocked The Marine Corps
It was a little past ten o'clock, and the weather outside was clear and gusty, typical of winters among the sand pines of coastal North Carolina. The woman—call her Judy—was checking into a new unit. She'd come to CIF to collect her standard issue of combat equipment. While Judy stood among the rows of stacked body armor, Kevlar helmets, and camouflage hiking packs, an infantryman named Brenden McDonel, who was standing a few places behind her in line, pulled out his phone and started surreptitiously taking her photograph. McDonel didn't know Judy, but that didn't keep him from posting the pictures to a private Facebook group called Marines United.
The U. Nude photos were allegedly shared online via a Facebook group titled Marines United , which has nearly 30, members, mostly active-duty U. 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.