Military Rape and Sexual Assault
Class Action Lawsuit
Press Conference
February 15, 2011
at the National Press Club

On Tuesday, February 15, 2011, a group of U.S. military veterans who allege that they were raped or sexually assaulted during their international and domestic military service will discuss at the National Press Club at 9:30 a.m. Eastern, their forthcoming federal-court litigation, which will have been filed earlier on February 15, 2011.

Scheduled to speak at the news conference in the National Press Club Murrow Room are:

• Several of the veteran plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

• Keith Rohman, president, Public Interest Investigations, Inc. (PII), Los Angeles, Calif.

• Eleanor Smeal, president, Feminist Majority Foundation, Washington, D.C.

• Anuradha Bhagwati, executive director, Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), New York, N.Y.

• A representative of the veterans’ legal team.

Contact: Erin Powers, Powers MediaWorks LLC, (281) 703-6000, info@powersmediaworks.com

To get some additional insight about why this lawsuit is necessary, read this.


Media reports and articles on this issue can be viewed at the links below:

Lawsuit to Claim Vets Were Sexually Assaulted  Navy Times, February 11, 2011

Congress Told That DOD Data on Sexual Assault and Rape in Military Is ‘Lacking in Accuracy, Reliability and Validity’   MSTNEWS,   February 15, 2010

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