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Sex tape ruined my career, says former soldier [Canadian female soldier]

Posted on 05/16/2013 1:18:56 PM PDT by rickmichaels

WARNING: Story contains graphic language

MONTREAL - A stolen iPhone and a sex tape that's been circulating for three years has left a young woman's military career in ruins.

Alexandra-Kim Martin-Roberge joined the Canadian Forces in May 2009, dreaming of serving in the infantry.

One of only two women in the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment, the Quebecer had planned to join the combat mission in Afghanistan.

But one indiscretion destroyed her reputation, her self-esteem and her integrity in the eyes of comrades.

In 2010, while on a 12-month assignment in Alberta, a fellow soldier stole her smart phone and copied a 13-minute clip that depicted her having sex, her face clearly visible.

"He managed to take my phone during a patrol," Martin-Roberge told QMI Agency. "Ten days later I found out all the guys were swapping it. It was like an atomic bomb. For a woman in the infantry, this is the worst thing that can happen."

Other soldiers began making fun of her, even to her face.

"They said I was doing porn movies," said Martin-Roberge. "They called me a slut and a bitch. I'm so sorry that I made this video, but I didn't do anything wrong. It was stolen from me, and since then, I've suffered a public rape."

Foreign troops eventually watched the sex tape and American soldiers even asked her for her autograph. She went on leave, then rejoined the 3rd Battalion but got into an altercation with another soldier who insulted her.

Martin-Roberge now faces a court martial over the confrontation and is currently on sick leave. She has yet to obtain a full discharge and is trying to switch to a career in real estate.

Officials at CFB Valcartier near Quebec City tell QMI that they're aware of Martin-Roberge's case.

The Department of National Defence says it's taking the woman's allegations very seriously and is looking into her claims.

Meanwhile, Martin-Roberge is seeing a therapist.

"My dignity and reputation are dirt," she said. "I think everyone at Valcartier base must have (the clip)."

"People who know me know that I would have given anything to my regiment. I made an effort to be accepted as a woman in a male environment."

It's not the first time a soldier's sexual escapades have gone public.

A soldier in Kingston, Ont., was charged in 2001 following release of a video depicting a male soldier having sex with a female student.

TOPICS: Canada
KEYWORDS: banglist; pornification; sextape; sexting
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To: rickmichaels
I hate to say it, but when it comes to love, a lot of girls are just plain dumb.

They believe their guys when he says "no way that anyone will ever see these videos/pics... they are just for you and me."

But anything digital can get stolen, and once it's on the Internet, it's forever.

81 posted on 05/16/2013 2:50:15 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Norm Lenhart; Greysard
“I think her problems started when she decided to make that tattoo on her arm.”

I think her problem started with a loose zipper rather than a few ink stains.

I remember my granny telling us when she was young girl her mom's generation said that "girls that smoked cigerettes" and "wore slacks" were "women of ill repute"

Oooooh My!!!!(gets the vapours)
82 posted on 05/16/2013 2:53:11 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: RedMonqey
Daaaammmm! When will these women learn that allowing their de jour “boyfriend for life” videotape/ or record their intimate moments, the first thing they’ll do is share it with their best budds...

The article never says she was doing it with a guy.

83 posted on 05/16/2013 2:54:21 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Mandingo Conservative
so it would be moral to have sex outside of marriage, or for a quickie but taping it is the real problem?....

what this does show is that women remain sexual objects to many or most men, and that even in the military, character is a rare commodity....

84 posted on 05/16/2013 2:56:43 PM PDT by cherry
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To: PGalt
If she were a man making a sex video with a good looking woman there would not be this controversy. The guys in his unit would be giving him high fives. However, she must live with her actions. I do not condone her actions nor condemn her actions though I must comment the were stupid. Thank god everything I have done in my youth was not on tape!

The most important thing to me, is she a good soldier?

85 posted on 05/16/2013 3:00:30 PM PDT by cpdiii
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To: rickmichaels

My grandma always gave the best advice....”keep your pants on”.

Wonder what she would say about all the smart phone nonsense

86 posted on 05/16/2013 3:03:23 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: PapaBear3625
The article never says she was doing it with a guy

That's true.

Sorry for my old fashioned thinking(slaps forehead)

How about her significant partner du jour(du jour;French for "Of or for the day" ), for the folks in Rio Linda.

87 posted on 05/16/2013 3:07:20 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Have the words, “I owe my career success to that sex tape I made” ever been uttered?

Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian (though it was an unbelievably boring video, I've been told), Jenna Jameson. Not a whole lot, but a few...


88 posted on 05/16/2013 3:16:21 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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There are no boundries, except maybe cannibalism among Westerners.

Funny you mention that, because I've wondered for some time if some disturbing commercials are promoting cannibalism?

Granted, one or both characters in the commercials aren't human, but anthropermorphised products, like M&Ms, cereal, cookies, pop-tarts, etc...

But I've noticed this for some time now, and find these commercials disturbing.


89 posted on 05/16/2013 3:23:33 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: rickmichaels

If it weren’t the tape, it would have been the bizarre tattoo, or something else. Sorry someone invaded your privacy and stole your porn, though.

90 posted on 05/16/2013 3:26:23 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: rickmichaels

I’ve read this entire thread, and not one person has pointed out that her phone was STOLEN BY ANOTHER SOLDIER. Why no condemnation for that? It’s all her fault, when there’s porn all over the net? I don’t get all this damning her, when it’s so readily available. I can understand the effect on her fellow soldiers who’ve seen it and have to serve with her, but it’s not like they’ve never seen it anywhere else, or that it’s something NEW in this world. All I see is nothing but damnation for her, and not one mention of the guy who stole the phone, and then decided it would be a good idea to distribute it?

91 posted on 05/16/2013 4:38:18 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: RedMonqey

Point. Can’t argue that one!

92 posted on 05/16/2013 4:42:55 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Beagle8U

I think she is cute and a dope. She is figuring out what everyone over 40 knows... Reputations matter

93 posted on 05/16/2013 5:03:01 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: Autonomous User

Why do women put those icky studs in their noses? Yuck. Picture that with a head cold.

94 posted on 05/16/2013 5:05:36 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: rickmichaels

When are people going to learn that anything on video will eventually be made public? Privacy is a precious commodity these days, and it’s stupid to risk photos or video that one wouldn’t want the whole world to see.

95 posted on 05/16/2013 5:06:43 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: SpinnerWebb

96 posted on 05/16/2013 5:12:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Izzy Dunne
How do you put tape in an iphone?

There's an app for that, duh.

Why, yes.

Yes there is.

97 posted on 05/16/2013 5:42:55 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Cowboy Bob
Is it on YouTube?

Unlikely, but YouPorn, quite possible!

98 posted on 05/16/2013 5:48:27 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Mama Shawna

I was getting ready to post the same thing!!

I was wondering what, if anything, happened to the scum that STOLE her phone and then decided he just had to steal the video and share it. I doubt it ruined his career.

99 posted on 05/16/2013 5:58:41 PM PDT by CARDINALRULES (Tough times never last -Tough people do. DK57 -- 6-22-02)
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THANK YOU Cardinal! I appreciate that. I fully expected to get blasted when I refreshed my browser to see if anyone responded to my comment, but I guess Freeper minds see my point. So, it’s ok to have a THIEF in the unit? Why was the entire focus on HER, the tattoo, etc? How many other guys/gals in that unit have something personal (maybe something with their husband/wife)on their phone that they wouldn’t want anyone else to see? Think another GUY would be ok with someone stealing HIS phone, and distributing a sexy pic of his wife to all his other buddies in the unit? I don’t think so! /end MamaShawna rant!

100 posted on 05/16/2013 7:00:30 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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