She said it was linked to the private Marine Facebook page"It is extremely widespread," she said.
"If it happened to me, it's got to be happening to a lot of other females."Wayne joined the Marines in 2013, but she was removed three years later for unrelated misconduct The allegations are shocking, with the photos reportedly numbering in the hundreds, possibly thousands.
They allegedly include comments saying women, many of whom were photographed without their knowledge, should be taken "out back" to "pound".
A Marine Corps official told CBS News’ Cami Mc Cormick on Sunday that when they learned of the private website, they started asking questions and “within hours the site was gone.”“Whoever runs it kept moving it, making it hard to even find what the scope of it was’, said the official, adding that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is looking into the matter.
The official expressed sympathy the women involved.
Nude photographs of female Marines, veterans from other branches of the military and other women were shared on the Facebook page “Marines United,” and the posts included obscene and threatening comments. Marines have denounced the online misbehavior by Marines, which included photographing and sharing photos of women recruits and veterans and making salacious comments about them.“There is no place for this type of demeaning or degrading behavior in our Corps,” said Sergeant Major Ronald L.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating and the photographs were removed. Green, 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps in a statement to CBS News.