The Marine Corps is investigating claims that an obscure number of potential Marines, and additionally present and previous administration individuals, shared exposed and trading off photographs of their associates via web-based networking media, Marine authorities said Sunday.

The claims were initially announced by the War Horse and distributed Saturday through the site Reveal. The writer, a Marine veteran and Purple Heart beneficiary, and also individuals from his family, have gotten various demise dangers since the article was initially distributed. It is vague what number of individuals are included in the outrage and what number of photographs were posted on the web.

The War Horse’s report concentrates on one Facebook aggregate with more than 30,000 individuals called Marines United. In January, a connection to a common hard drive containing photographs of various female Marines in different conditions of strip was presented on the gathering, as indicated by the War Horse’s report. The hard drive contained pictures, and additionally the names and units of the ladies envisioned. Large portions of the photographs were joined by disdainful and hassling remarks.

The mutual drive has since been taken disconnected and the Naval Criminal Investigation Service is researching “episodes identified with the Marines United gathering,” said Capt. Ryan Alvis, a Marine Corps representative.

The individual who posted the drive was a previous Marine working for a guard temporary worker, said a Marine authority who talked on the state of namelessness to talk honestly about the photographs. The temporary worker has since been assuaged of his obligations.

Photographs of Marine Lance Cpl. Marisa Woytek were taken from her Instagram record and presented on Marines United different circumstances in the previous six months without her assent.

“Regardless of the possibility that I would, I’m be able to never reenlisting,” Woytek said. “Being sexually annoyed online destroyed the Marine Corps for me, and the experience.”

Woytek said she was alarmed to the commandeered photographs by others via web-based networking media and were demonstrated the remarks that went with them. She said that huge numbers of the remarks included implications to rape and assault.

A significant number of her female partners have encountered comparative episodes, she stated, and added that they been hesitant to stand up inspired by a paranoid fear of striking back from the gathering’s a great many individuals. With the War Horse’s report Saturday, Woytek said that she and others “have a voice now.”

On Sunday, the Marine Corps’ most astounding positioning officer, commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller, did not specifically address the examination of Marines United.


“For anybody to target one of our Marines, on the web or something else, in a wrong way, is disagreeable and demonstrates a nonattendance of regard,” he said in an announcement. “I anticipate that Marines will give their everything to be the best individuals, colleagues, and Marines conceivable.”

On Sunday night, administrators started to say something regarding the examination.

“This conduct by Marines and previous Marines is corrupting, hazardous, and totally inadmissible,” said Rep. Adam Smith (Wash.), the positioning Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee. ” The military men and ladies who gladly volunteer to serve their nation ought not need to manage this sort of indefensible lead.”