News American Woman Alleges She Was Drugged and Gang-Raped in Baghdad
posted by December 11 at 11:28 AMon
By fellow Americans. Several of her male coworkers at Halliburton’s then-subsidiary KBR. That’s her above, in the photo that accompanies yesterday’s story on ABC News’s website.
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.
Read the whole thing. This story’s awful.
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.
(Thanks—I guess—for the tip, Paul.)