(Documentation is from the Department of Defense Inspector General report, February 1993)
VICTIM NUMBER 9
Victim 9 is a 23-year-old
woman. At the time of Tailhook 91, she had just
graduated from bartenders school. The victim and
a second female bartender were hired to serve
drinks in the CNATRA suite.
She worked from 5:00 p.m.
until 3:00 a.m. on each of the three nights.
|Date/Time of Incidents:
||Thursday, Friday, Saturday, September 5-7, 1991|
|Place of Incident:
||CNATRA Suite (Room 364), Third Floor, Las Vegas|
According to the victim, on Thursday while she served
drinks in the suite, males "zapped" her on her breasts
and buttocks with various squadron emblems. She told
them to stop but they continued to place
the stickers on her throughout the evening.
On Friday, she was grabbed and pinched on her buttocks
and breasts throughout the evening. The men were more
vulgar and their behavior was more aggressive than on
the previous evening. The men continually tried to
"look down her shirt" and were lewd and abusive in
their comments. Remarks such as, "I want to get down
your pants," "cute ass," "nice tits," were directed at her
throughout the night.
The victim also witnessed two males exposing themselves
in the CNATRA suite. On Friday evening, the men in the
suite told her to look over at two men across the room
who were ballwalking. She did not know what the term
meant until she saw the men exposing their testicles.
The men in the suite acted as though it was extremely
funny. The victim stated that the behavior was the
worst on Saturday, when most of the aviators were drunk.
She noted that when strippers entered the suite and
performed, the men went "crazy." After the show, the
victim was pinched and grabbed all night long.
The more the victim would tell the men not to
touch her, the worse the grabbing got.
At one point, the victim was bitten on the buttocks
while she was serving drinks. A white male came up behind
her and very forcefully bit her buttocks. The bite was
hard enough to cause a bruise. The man who bit her was in
the suite all three nights. The aviators who saw the
incident merely laughed about it. The victim also stated
that the hallway was extremely crowded and grew progressively
worse each night. She needed to go through the hallway
to get to the elevators on her way to dinner. She and
several other women entered the hallway and were pinched
and grabbed. On subsequent trips to dinner, she took a
male bartender with her to help
protect her from the crowd.
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