WASHNGTON (AP) - Eight current and former members of the U.S. military allege in a new federal lawsuit that they were raped, assaulted or harassed and suffered retaliation when they reported
The lawsuit is being filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington. It accuses the military of having a "high tolerance for sexual predators in their ranks" and of discouraging victims of sexual assault from coming forward.
Seven women allege a comrade raped or tried to sexually assault them. The eighth said she was harassed and threatened while deployed overseas.