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    Appeals court sends contractor's case to court

    I've been following this story for a few years now and it looks like Jamie Leigh Jones will finally get her day in court against former Subsidiary of Haliburton, KBR.

    According to Jones she was gang raped by some of her colleagues while she was over in Iraq. She was threatened not to tell anyone about it and they kept her in a shipping container with little clothes, food, and water for hours after the attack. It took the actions of her dad getting to her congressman Ted Poe to get her home.

    Here's Wiki's account on the incident

    Further, the lawsuit filed by Jones' attorneys cites the following: "When she awoke the next morning still affected by the drug, she found her body naked and severely bruised, with lacerations to her vagina and anus, blood running down her leg, her breast implants ruptured, and her pectoral muscles torn – which would later require reconstructive surgery. Upon walking to the rest room, she passed out again." Jones' account was confirmed by U.S. Army physician Jodi Schultz. Schultz gave the rape kit she used to gather evidence from Jones to KBR/Halliburton security forces, after which the rape kit disappeared for a while.

    After about one day, says Jones, a sympathetic guard gave her a cell phone and she called her father, Tom, who in turn contacted Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) who contacted the State Department. Agents were dispatched from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and removed Jones from KBR custody
    Very horrifying story. KBR tried to keep this in arbitration and finally this brave woman will get her day in court.

    The case of a Texas woman who alleges she was gang-raped by co-workers while working for a military contractor in Iraq will go to court instead of arbitration, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

    A divided three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled Jamie Leigh Jones' federal lawsuit against Halliburton Co., former subsidiary KBR and several affiliates can be tried in open court.

    Appeals court sends contractor's case to court | AP Texas News | - Houston Chronicle
    Last edited by PogueMoran; 09-17-09 at 05:04 PM.

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