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Ex-US Air Force rape victim: ‘I lost my career’ after rape

Jessica Hinves, a former U.S.  Air Force member, talks about her rape case and how she lost her career following the military investigation.

Military rape survivor: ‘I had to lose my career’

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The military is facing widespread outrage for its inability to stop sexual assault in the ranks. Last week, a Department of Defense report indicated that as many as 26,000 service members experienced some form of assault in 2012, but there has been an epidemic of sexual violence within the armed services for years.

Jessica Hinves, a former member of the U.S. Air Force, talked on Saturday’s Up with Steve Kornacki about her rape and its devastating effects on her career.

For Hinves, and for many survivors of sexual assault, the cost of reporting an attack is almost unimaginably high. “Even though I was put in counseling with combat veterans who had PTSD and were allowed to continue their careers, because I was raped, I had to lose my career.”

Watch Jessica Hinves tell her full story and watch Up with Steve Kornacki every weekend at 8 a.m. ET.

Military rape survivor: 'I had to lose my career'

Updated