US And Halliburton Covered Up The Rape Of A Houston Woman

Posted by | December 10, 2007 16:36 | Filed under: Top Stories

reports ABC News
h/t Crooks and Liars

Two years later and our justice department has filed no criminal charges. Maybe that’s because, as the story states:

Legal experts say [the victim’s]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.

For its part, KBR, which was a subsidiary of Halliburton at the time, says they were improperly named in this suit. It is also being reported:

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

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

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