Hung Up on Tailhook

Newly found snapshots add a sordid chapter to the Navy sex scandal

& Just as U.S. Navy officials thought they had swamped the embarrassing Tailhook affair with a wave of new ship announcements and a major reorganization plan, the scandal bobbed right back to the surface. Investigators in San Diego discovered a cache of several rolls of film that showed the manhandling of a 17-year-old girl who was partly disrobed by a corridorful of rowdy Navy and Marine aviators at the 1991 Tailhook Association convention in the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. The snapshots detail an episode in which the hopelessly inebriated teenager staggers down the hall while drunken officers tear off parts of...

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