Haliburton Gang **** Cover Up, U.S. Woman in Iraq

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*******jesus...nobody likes a spoil sport, jamie...except me, of course :icon_mrgr*****


Victim: Gang-**** Cover-Up by U.S., Halliburton/KBR
KBR Told Victim She Could Lose Her Job If She Sought Help After Being *****, She Says
By BRIAN ROSS, MADDY SAUER & JUSTIN ROOD
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Story?id=3977702&page=1



Dec. 10, 2007—

A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-***** 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 ***** 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.

"It felt like prison," says Jones, who told her story to ABC News as part of an upcoming "20/20" investigation. "I was upset; I was curled up in a ball on the bed; I just could not believe what had happened."

Finally, Jones says, she convinced a sympathetic guard to loan her a cell phone so she could call her father in Texas.

"I said, 'Dad, I've been *****. I don't know what to do. I'm in this container, and I'm not able to leave,'" she said. Her father called their congressman, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas.

"We contacted the State Department first," Poe told ABCNews.com, "and told them of the urgency of rescuing an American citizen" -- from her American employer.

Poe says his office contacted the State Department, which quickly dispatched agents from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to Jones' camp, where they rescued her from the container.

According to her lawsuit, Jones was ***** by "several attackers who first drugged her, then repeatedly ***** and injured her, both physically and emotionally."

Jones told ABCNews.com that an examination by Army doctors showed she had been ***** "both vaginally and anally," but that the **** kit disappeared after it was handed over to KBR security officers.

A spokesperson for the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security told ABCNews.com he could not comment on the matter.

Over two years later, the Justice Department has brought no criminal charges in the matter. In fact, ABC News could not confirm any federal agency was investigating the case.

Legal experts say Jones' alleged assailants will likely never face a judge and jury, due to an enormous loophole that has effectively left contractors in Iraq beyond the reach of United States law.

"It's very troubling," said Dean John Hutson of the Franklin Pierce Law Center. "The way the law presently stands, I would say that they don't have, at least in the criminal system, the opportunity for justice."

Congressman Poe says neither the departments of State nor Justice will give him answers on the status of the Jones investigation.

Asked what reasons the departments gave for the apparent slowness of the probes, Poe sounded frustrated.

"There are several, I think, their excuses, why the perpetrators haven't been prosecuted," Poe told ABC News. "But I think it is the responsibility of our government, the Justice Department and the State Department, when crimes occur against American citizens overseas in Iraq, contractors that are paid by the American public, that we pursue the criminal cases as best as we possibly can and that people are prosecuted."

Since no criminal charges have been filed, the only other option, according to Hutson, is the civil system, which is the approach that Jones is trying now. But Jones' former employer doesn't want this case to see the inside of a civil courtroom.

KBR has moved for Jones' claim to be heard in private arbitration, instead of a public courtroom. It says her employment contract requires it.

In arbitration, there is no public record nor transcript of the proceedings, meaning that Jones' claims would not be heard before a judge and jury. Rather, a private arbitrator would decide Jones' case. In recent testimony before Congress, employment lawyer Cathy Ventrell-Monsees said that Halliburton won more than 80 percent of arbitration proceedings brought against it.

In his interview with ABC News, Rep. Poe said he sided with Jones.

"Air things out in a public forum of a courtroom," said Rep. Poe. "That's why we have courts in the United States."

In her lawsuit, Jones' lawyer, Todd Kelly, says KBR and Halliburton created a "boys will be boys" atmosphere at the company barracks which put her and other female employees at great risk.

"I think that men who are there believe that they live without laws," said Kelly. "The last thing she should have expected was for her own people to turn on her."

Halliburton, which has since divested itself of KBR, says it "is improperly named" in the suit.

In a statement, KBR said it was "instructed to cease" its own investigation by U.S. government authorities "because they were assuming sole responsibility for the criminal investigations."

"The safety and security of all employees remains KBR's top priority," it said in a statement. "Our commitment in this regard is unwavering."

Since the attacks, Jones has started a nonprofit foundation called the Jamie Leigh Foundation, which is dedicated to helping victims who were ***** or sexually assaulted overseas while working for government contractors or other corporations.

"I want other women to know that it's not their fault," said Jones. "They can go against corporations that have treated them this way." Jones said that any proceeds from the civil suit will go to her foundation.

"There needs to be a voice out there that really pushed for change," she said. "I'd like to be that voice."

Copyright © 2007 ABC News Internet Ventures
 

MAV

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wow, glad i declined the job offer from them the other day.

wait a minute, should i have accepted it? :D
 

TheDrip

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Doesn't she know, what happens in Iraq stays in Iraq?
 

Sinn Fein

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I'm quite sure her story is true.

But my point is this... Why would anyone in their right mind, especially an attractive 20-year-old woman go to Iraq for non-military duties?

I'm not saying she deserved to be assaulted, but...
 

gleet

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Uncovered face. Standing by a river. Infidel whore.
 

Myhairygrundle

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Yea mannnnnnn!!! I bet Dick Cheny was there too and filmed it mannnnnnn.....


Halliburton, Cheney, war for oil...

New protest slogan..."Bush lied and this cunt got *****! No blood for oil!"


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BIV

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Her father called their congressman, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas.
I'll investigate this immediately gentlemen. Oos
 

Treat_Yourself

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So that's why Halliburton moved it's headquarters to Dubai. They treat women the same way that those desert savages do.
 

Chino Kapone

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I heard that alot of the female soldiers walk around with a knife or a gun when they take showers to protect themselves from being ***** by other soldiers. I guess thats what happens when we fight a war in a place where there is no pussy.
 

TheDrip

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Maybe they were doing interrogation tactic training and she just took it the wrong way.
 

HateMyName

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If it's true, that the definition of a hostile work enviornment. That's terrible, I'm sorry.

Since the attacks, Jones has started a nonprofit foundation called the Jamie Leigh Foundation,
Think that disgrace who won millions from the Knicks and claimed a victory "for every working woman" will donate some of her winnings?
 

Cunt Smasher

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If they allowed alcohol is moslem countries,more guuuurls would give up the booger.Stupid non-drinking Islam-o-fascists!