From the Archives: Tailhook military scandal news broke 30 years ago – The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Navy is investigating reports that at least five women, including an admiral’s aide, were sexually molested or physically abused in public by a group of Navy pilots attending an aviation seminar in Las Vegas.

“I have five separate reports of young ladies, several of whom had nothing to do with Tailhook, who were verbally abused, had drinks thrown on them, were physically abused and were sexually molested,” Capt. F.G. Ludwig, president of the association, wrote in an Oct. 11 letter sent to aviation commanders throughout the Navy.

“Most distressing was the fact that an underage young lady was severely intoxicated and had her clothing removed by members of the gauntlet,” Ludwig said.

From the Archives: Tailhook military scandal news broke 30 years ago – The San Diego Union-Tribune