Gang Rape Coverup by Halliburton/KBR

by Isabel

Ready to be outraged?

A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the incident.

Jamie Leigh Jones, now 22, says that after she was raped by multiple men at a KBR camp in the Green Zone, the company put her under guard in a shipping container with a bed and warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she’d be out of a job.

“Don’t plan on working back in Iraq. There won’t be a position here, and there won’t be a position in Houston,” Jones says she was told.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court against Halliburton and its then-subsidiary KBR, Jones says she was held in the shipping container for at least 24 hours without food or water by KBR, which posted armed security guards outside her door, who would not let her leave.

h/t Alison @ Bread and Roses

Update: Jeff Fecke @ Shakesville has more

h/t Croghan27 @ Bread and Roses & Kyle @ Comments From Left Field

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4 Responses to Gang Rape Coverup by Halliburton/KBR

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  2. Prole says:

    OMFG. *sob…

    This is truly repulsive.

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  4. This is BS. Their contract should be revoked.

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