Monday, August 13, 2012

WIGS ‘Lauren', Military Sexual Assault Series

Military sexual assault is focus of YouTube series
August 12, 2012 - The enormous obstacles and emotional torment that a female solider confronts in reporting a sexual assault in the military are the focus of the three-part Web series "Lauren" debuting Monday on YouTube’s new channel WIGS, which focuses on drama for women.

Featuring "Flashdance" star Jennifer Beals and Troian Bellisario, "Lauren" gives a close-up look at the challenges women service members face in trying to find justice after being raped. It’s a problem that military leaders have given unprecedented attention to this year.

The Defense Department has estimated that 86 percent of sexual assaults go unreported, an indication that some women are worried about the effect reporting an assault may have on their career and that they mistrust the military prosecution system. Nearly 3,200 sexual assaults were reported in the military last year. read more>>>

Episode 1 Sergeant Lauren Weil must defend her report when Major Stone raises serious concerns.

Visit the website for more information as well as new episodes.

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