Fort Hood Responds After Black Soldier's Harassment Allegations Go Viral


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A Black soldier went viral after posting to social media that she is in fear for her life after facing harassment while stationed at Fort Hood.

Sgt. Jewel Scott made a series of posts documenting her experience of harassment and retaliation at the Killeen, Texas military base. In one video, Scott says, "If something happens to me ... If I end up dead or missing or something like that, just know somebody did it."

Fort Hood has since responded to Scott's claims on Facebook, stating: "We are aware of the allegations and concerns raised by Sgt. Jewel Scott. We take all allegations of misconduct and commanders will investigate and take action as appropriate. Sgt. Scott is safe and in the care of her unit leadership."

"Our Soldiers can always bring up concerns to their leadership, who will take appropriate action commensurate with Army Standards and values," the base added.

Scott immediately wrote an Instagram post in response to the base's Facebook statement and said it's false.

"THIS IS A LIE! I am NOT in the 'CARE' of my LEADERSHIP. The last time I have spoken to my leadership was when they had me illegally arrested by undercovers, and taken to the hospital," Scott wrote.

Scott added that she's been threatened and claims that she's been told she'll be fired.

"I was informed that I would be discharged in 10 days for misconduct!! What makes it even worse is that they didn't even want to tell me under what conditions or what for," Scott said.

Scott launched a GoFundMe account to help transition to civilian life. On the fundraiser page, Scott said she's "witnessed awful" and "tried to bring awareness to these things in which Fort Hood continues to cover up and neglect."

Fort Hood has been the site of multiple homicides and suicides including the murder of Vanessa Guillén by another soldier on base. Guillén had been reported missing for two months before her body was discovered buried along the nearby Leon River.

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