The woman at the heart of the Australian Defence Force Academy Skype sex scandal is set to take legal action against the military, two-and-a-half years after she was secretly filmed having sex with a fellow cadet.
In an exclusive interview with the ABC, the woman - who has identified herself only as Kate - says she was determined to pursue a military career even after she went public about her ordeal.
However, she says she was harassed repeatedly at Australian Defence Force (ADF) bases around the country.
Kate, now 21, told the ABC that the abuse continued during a stint at RAAF Amberley in Queensland.
"[Some] boys in the room across from me thought it was fun to terrorise me and call me the Skype slut continually every time I left my room," she said.
Kate is set to be discharged from the military on medical and psychological grounds.
In March 2011, she began a casual relationship with cadet Daniel McDonald.
He filmed himself having sex with Kate and broadcast it via Skype to a group of cadets at the ADFA base in Canberra.
Last month McDonald and another cadet, Dylan Deblaquiere, received 12-month good-behaviour bonds from the ACT Supreme Court over the incident.
Deblaquiere has left the military, but McDonald has been cleared to resume his studies at ADFA.
"We have a convicted criminal now being sponsored through taxpayers' money to continue his education when the victim is being kicked out," Kate said.
"How is that fair?"
Kate says a desire to change the culture within the ADF was her primary motivation for pursuing legal action.
"It's also about getting me the resources that I need to start my life again," she said.
She believes that over the past two-and-a-half years, the ADF has deliberately leaked information to the media to discredit her.
"There was an incident where my medical records [were] obtained without the correct permission," she said.
"There was a news story about sensitive personal information that only could come from my medical documents, including the fact that I was on the contraceptive pill at the time."
In June this year, Chief of Army David Morrison said anyone in the ADF who "demeans or exploits their colleagues have no place in this Army".
Kate concedes the "top brass are saying the right words", but says she is not convinced that deeper attitudes towards women have changed.
"That isolation that people could suffer if they broke ranks and spoke up – that's what they're scared of," she said.
"It kind of became the child in the schoolyard being bullied and nobody's willing to step forward because they're scared of the retribution that they would face from it."
In a statement, Defence says it has "provided extensive support including logistics, medical, administrative and legal support to assist the member" and will continue to do so.
"Complaints made by 'Officer Cadet Kate' have been investigated with the highest priority. Defence has not received a legal claim at this time," the statement said.
"Defence has not provided Officer Cadet Kate's medical information to the media. Defence has only provided records to official investigators, in accordance with the Privacy Act."