Who is TikTok user Dalina? Marine reveals a general helped man who sexually assaulted her remain in military
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reacted to the video, saying, 'I found the video deeply disturbing, and I’ve asked my staff for additional information'
A video made by TikTok user @gwotthot has gone viral after she exposed her experience, claiming a fellow Marine who sexually assaulted her is still with the corps. The video has amassed nearly 6.5 million views and shows her slamming the Marine Corps for the disappointing way they handled her sexual assault case. She expresses unhappiness over the punishment handed to her assailant and alleged that a general in the Marines helped the perpetrator remain in the military.
Dalina currently has 322.4K followers in the TikTok account, @gwotthot. Danila is also the founder of ‘Not My Reality', a website that "strives to create a safe haven for military-affiliated survivors of sexual assault and harassment. We believe that every service member deserves to be respected and honored during their career, without the interference of sexual crimes.”
It further continues, “Our mission at NMR is to reform the sexual assault advocacy programs within the Department of Defense in order to create a better military experience for survivors while also educating commands and leadership on proper procedures and debunking common misconceptions." The funds earned through her platform goes into "providing financial aid to victims who request civilian lawyers, facilitating support groups, meet-ups or helping us create an open and honest conversation with units via seminars every contribution counts and matters to us."
Danila's viral video
In the clip, Danila cries, expressing how she's dedicated her entire life to the military and was still met with the foreboding outcome. "That shit breaks my fucking heart. like I am so fucking tired," Dalina says. "This is exactly why f**king females in the military fucking kill themselves. This is exactly why nobody fucking takes it seriously."
Danila says how she saw her 'perpetrator' in the trial. "He’s able to admit what he did and they say, ‘OK, well you were really good at your job and yeah, you did a bad thing,'" she can be seen saying. She continued: "But we are going to make sure that you get out honorably and you’ll be able to reenlist and do this shit to somebody else in another branch, just not this one."
This is what happens when you report your assault in the @USMC He admits his guilt and then is retained by the Commanding General after everyone else recommended do not retain. @RepSpeier @SenGillibrand @KamalaHarris @SecDef this is bullshit. #metoomilitary #sexualassault pic.twitter.com/xogqY4SPKI— #NotInMyMarineCorps (@NotInMyMarines) February 18, 2021
Once the video gained six million views, the US Marine reportedly started looking into the matter. Even Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin broke his silence, saying, "I found the video deeply disturbing, and I’ve asked my staff for additional information, and I’ll leave it at that.” Twitter user @NotInMyMarines also shared the video, following which Twitterati urging Dalina to file charges as a civilian.
Sadly it shouldn’t matter of you have a daughter or wife or aunt et al in the service. This is the reality that every woman and even man lives with if they are sexually assaulted. It’s even worse for people identifying as male. Their assaults are labeled as hazing. #metoomilitary— #NotInMyMarineCorps (@NotInMyMarines) February 19, 2021
Several users soon outed that Dalina's assaulter was based in the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. To the massive response that the tweet gathered, Not in My Marine Corps stressed how perpetrators of sexual assault are usually let go in the military. "This is the reality that every woman and even man lives with if they are sexually assaulted," the user said. "It’s even worse for people identifying as male. Their assaults are labeled as hazing," they replied to another user in the comments.