This program is airing right now in my area (Eatern Standard Time).

Brian Lewis spoke, representing the male viewpoint. He is an administrator of Men Thriving.

Originally Posted By: Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis, a former Navy petty officer, told the subcommittee not to forget that many victims of sexual assault and harassment in the military are male. Lewis said he was raped in 2000 by a non-commissioned officer who outranked him. His commanders ordered him not to report the crime to Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Lewis said he was later misdiagnosed with having a personality disorder and he was discharged from the service in 2001.

"I carry my discharge as an official and permanent symbol of shame, on top of the trauma of the physical attack, the retaliation and its aftermath," Lewis said.


Edited by pufferfish (03/13/13 09:11 PM)