US And Halliburton Covered Up The Rape Of A Houston Woman
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.Click here for reuse options!
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