New Photos Appear in Military's Ongoing Revenge Porn Scandal

Dropbox folder contains 267 photos of topless, nude female service members
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2018 10:30 AM CST
In this March 2017 photo, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the investigation of nude photographs of female Marines and other women...   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – "One year later and not much has changed," CBS News quotes former Marine Erin Kirk Cuomo as saying. Cuomo, who founded #NotInMyMarines, after the Marines United photo-sharing scandal broke last year alerted Facebook this week to yet another group sharing explicit photos of female service members without their permission, Vice News reports. A Dropbox file labeled "Hoes Hoin" appeared two weeks ago on a 400-member, all-male Facebook group created in the wake of the original 30,000-member Marines United group being shut down last year. The folder includes 267 images of topless or nude women from all branches of the military. Subfolders are labeled with names, and photos include faces, military uniforms, name tags, and dog tags. Some of the photos appear to have never been shared before.

So far, 131,000 photos of female service members have been shared on 168 social media pages and 55 Marines have been punished. Those punishments include seven court-martials, Vice News reports. Investigators are continuing to track down members of the original Marines United group. “We take all allegations of misconduct seriously—disrespect, in any form, will not be tolerated," a Marine Corps spokesperson says. But the Department of Defense appeared not to know about the current Dropbox folder or Facebook group until Vice News asked about them. The group was shut down Tuesday after Cuomo reported it to Facebook, and Dropbox removed the link to the folder to keep it form being shared. Cuomo says the new photos show the need for "a deep-rooted culture change within the military." (Read more revenge porn stories.)

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