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French army caught up in nude shower film scandal

Published on Mar 12, 2014 12:28 AM

NANTES, France (AFP) - A French court has suspended the resignation of a young army trainee who said she was pressured to leave after complaining about a sergeant who filmed her nude in the shower without her knowledge.

The court in the city of Nantes ruled against the departure of the young woman, who was undergoing training as a cook in an army training centre in the Vendee region in western France, her lawyer said late Monday.

The recruit from the French Caribbean island of Martinique made an official complaint on November 20 after she realised she was filmed in the communal showers.

The sergeant had filmed her slipping a mobile phone between the floor and the base of the shower door.

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