Sgt. Jewel Scott made headlines across social media, claiming ongoing harassment within the army. Now Scott is speaking up again, calling out “false narratives.”
In an Instagram video, Sgt. Scott alleges retaliation from her leadership after she raised awareness about the problems she faced in the unit. Since then, Sgt. Scott has gone viral across social media platforms, sharing her story.
According to KWTX, after acknowledging the harassment and retaliation, officials at III Corps Fort Hood said Sgt. Scott has been a “female, non-commissioned officer escort who she can access 24/7.”
Further, the Army post said a senior investigating officer “that is external to (Scott’s) command will be appointed for an administrative investigation,” and Sgt. Scott can file a report with the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division.
“Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of Sgt. Scott. Commanders have the responsibility to investigate all allegations made by any of their Soldiers,” the Army post said, “Leadership remains in contact with Sgt. Scott to ensure her health and safety.”
Sharing a post on Facebook, III Corps Fort Hood let their community know that leadership is “aware of the allegations and concerns raised by Sgt. Jewel Scott.”
“We take all allegations of misconduct seriously and commanders will investigate and take action as appropriate. Sgt. Scott is safe and in the care of her unit leadership,” the Army post said, “Our Soldiers can always bring up concerns to their leadership, who will take appropriate action commensurate with Army Standards and values.”
But according to Sgt. Scott, those are all fabricated. Immediately, responding to Fort Hood’s Facebook post on her Instagram page, Sgt. Scott says, “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.”
“I was informed that I would be discharged in 10 days for misconduct !! What makes it even worst is that they didn’t even want to tell me under what conditions or what for,” she said.
Sgt. Scott launched a GoFundMe, asking for help as she transitions into Civilian life once discharged.
“While stationed here, I have witnessed many awful things. I am a victims of their constant harassment and negligence to safety. For months, I have tried to bring awareness to these things in which Fort Hood continues to cover up and neglect,” the soldier wrote on the GoFundMe page, “Once they were made aware that I have been working with news stations. I quickly became a target and person they needed to hush.”
Recently, the soldier was detained by several military police officials after returning to her post.
According to the Black Information Network, Sgt. Scott claims those AWOL narratives about her are false.
“So I just want to get this on video. So, they released me from the precinct after I filed the complaint and I end up being the one arrested,” Scott says in the clip, which shows a tan-colored SUV in the middle of the street behind her. “These people have been following me nonstop. They won’t stop following me. I told them I was going to meet them in the company, and they’re still following me everywhere I’m going.”
“They’re literally walking into the buildings behind me, as if I did something wrong or if I got some type of order that I should be being followed,” Scott continued. “But this is what I mean by harassment.”