Sydney, June 14 (ANI): Australian Defence Force's personnel with the name of 'The Jedi Council' have emerged as the force behind the latest internet 'sex scandal' circulating demeaning emails and sex videos.
The 'sex scandal', called bigger than the 'Skype affair' has left the army ashamed and disgusted.
According to Sydney Morning Herald, The Jedi Council is believed to involve around 17 soldiers including senior officers for receiving and distributing the swapped footage of sex acts without the knowledge of the women depicted in it.
The Chief of ADF Lt. General David Morrison called the emails 'demeaning, explicit and profane' and warned the soldiers that there is no place in the army for those who have demeaning behaviour towards women.
General Morrison also urged the soldiers to stand against such activities in the forces and show some 'moral courage'.
According to the report, at least five women personnel have been victims of the degrading emails and many more are suspected to have fallen victims to the circulation.
The evidence against the personnel also indicates towards illicit drug use along with the highly inappropriate texts and images.
General Morrison said that the scandal points towards the systematic problems with culture inside the army, as personnel in the forces serving from more than 10 years have carried out these actions.
Defence Minister Stephen Smith agreed that the scandal reflected a systemic problem and it is a failure of culture that has been there for decades.
General Morrison took personal responsibility for the affair and spoke to four of the women who were victimized and apologised to them.
So far there have been five personnel who have been suspended and as much as 90 other personnel have been were believed to be on the 'periphery' of the affair, the report added. (ANI)