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Wed Sep 8, 2021, 05:54 PM

Dozens of women have domestic violence complaints ignored by U.S. military: report [View all]

Source: the hill

By Dominick Mastrangelo - 09/08/21 06:25 PM EDT

A CBS News investigation, conducted over two years and published this week, detail a pattern of women being abused by spouses and, after reporting instances of violence to military leadership, finding their claims go largely ignored.

More than 40 women who said they had reported instances of domestic violence to the military in recent years. Most of them described the system as broken, and suggested military leaders are unwilling to hold abusers accountable.

One of them was Army Major Leah Olszewski, who tearfully recounted being physically assaulted, and a miscarriage that she believes was as a result of her assault. Olszewski said she reported her abuse to the Air Force.

"I had been strangulated. He had also threatened to break my neck, bust my front teeth out," Olszewski told CBS' Norah O'Donnell. "He kicked me in the side of the stomach. And I flew off the bed into the closet doors. And then he took the comforter, and walked off like nothing had happened."

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/media/571235-cbs-news-investigation-finds-dozens-of-women-have-domestic-violence-complaints


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