posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 06:16 AM
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
Victim: Gang Rape Cover-Up by U.S., Halliburton/KBR 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.
"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."
Anyways, when raped, she was detained and kept in a shipping container and told if she told anyone she'd lose her job. She got a cell, called her
dad, who called local congressman Poe. He made calls, and was ignored. The justice department covered up and protected KBR and Halliburton. Poe was
infuriated that the GOP declared these rapists immune and protected them. It wasn't until the Democrats took control that he could get anything
done. Sad a republican has to wait for the Dems to have control before he could get anything done.