MILITARY

Marine women say their photos were posted without consent

  • Former Marine Erika Butner, right, stands with attorney Gloria Allred holding photos of Butner in uniform as she and another active-duty female Marine said photographs of them were secretly posted online without their consent, at a news conference in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Nude photos of other servicewomen were also posted. Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, has condemned the photo sharing and urged victims to report abuse. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Former Marine Erika Butner, right, stands with attorney Gloria Allred holding photos of Butner in uniform as she and another active-duty female Marine said photographs of them were secretly posted online without their consent, at a news conference in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Nude photos of other servicewomen were also posted. Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, has condemned the photo sharing and urged victims to report abuse. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

  • Active-duty Marine Marisa Woytek, left, joins former Marine Erika Butner, right, and attorney Gloria Allred holding photos of Butner in uniform, as the women said photographs of them were secretly posted online without their consent, at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Nude photos of other servicewomen were also posted. Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, has condemned the photo sharing and urged victims to report abuse. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Active-duty Marine Marisa Woytek, left, joins former Marine Erika Butner, right, and attorney Gloria Allred holding photos of Butner in uniform, as the women said photographs of them were secretly posted online without their consent, at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Nude photos of other servicewomen were also posted. Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, has condemned the photo sharing and urged victims to report abuse. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

  • Active-duty Marine Marisa Woytek, left, and attorney Gloria Allred announce that photos of her and another former female Marine were secretly posted online without their consent, at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Nude photos of other servicewomen were also posted. Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, has condemned the photo sharing and urged victims to report abuse. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Active-duty Marine Marisa Woytek, left, and attorney Gloria Allred announce that photos of her and another former female Marine were secretly posted online without their consent, at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Nude photos of other servicewomen were also posted. Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, has condemned the photo sharing and urged victims to report abuse. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)  (The Associated Press)

A former Marine and an active-duty Marine say their photographs were secretly posted online without their consent along with nude photos of other women.

The pair, who were clothed in the photos, on Wednesday applauded a military investigation into reports that images of nude women in the armed services were shared on social media, including the Facebook page, "Marines United."

Their lawyer, Gloria Allred, said there may be hundreds of such postings and that they prompted pornographic and violent replies, including some recommending that female Marines be raped or shot.

Meanwhile, a former Marine, Erin Kirk-Cuomo, said female service members have been telling their superiors about such websites for more than a decade. She said they were "laughed off."