Company That Locked Raped Woman In Container Named "Top Employer For…

Remember that whole thing where a KBR employee was drugged and gang-raped by coworkers and then locked in a shipping container by her bosses? And then the company essentially said she was asking for it? And then Al Franken worked to close the loophole that allowed them wriggle out of being sued? Oh, and those pesky… » 4/08/11 1:00pm 4/08/11 1:00pm

KBR Says Jamie Leigh Jones Was Asking For It

Jamie Leigh Jones worked for KBR when she was brutally gang raped and imprisoned by co-workers and later rescued by her Texas-based Congressman. Today, KBR dropped its fight to deny her justice. But it's not all good news. » 3/30/10 4:20pm 3/30/10 4:20pm

KBR Claims Crime Was "Distinct Risk" In Jamie Leigh Jones Case

Mega defense contractor Kellogg, Brown, and Root is preparing to fight former employee Jamie Leigh Jones over her right to settle her suit with the company, all the way to the Supreme Court. Its strategy? Destroying Jones' credibility. » 1/29/10 2:20pm 1/29/10 2:20pm

KBR Arbitration Awards Another Assault Victim

Former military construction contractor Tracy Barker was raped in Iraq in 2005 while on the job. Barker went through arbitration and won a settlement, but her former employer, Kellogg Brown & Root, is still trying to screw her over. » 11/20/09 3:20pm 11/20/09 3:20pm

Franken Anti-Rape Amendment In Danger

Democratic Senator Dan Inouye may remove Al Franken's anti-rape amendment from the defense appropriations bill, because defense contractors are complaining it would leave them overly vulnerable. The vulnerability of actual rape victims: apparently not a concern.[Huffington Post] » 10/22/09 4:20pm 10/22/09 4:20pm

Jamie Leigh Jones Takes On Pro-KBR Senators On Rachel Maddow

Last night on the Rachel Maddow Show, Jamie Leigh Jones and her attorney, Todd Kelly, spoke out directly about the Defense Appropriations Bill Amendment, showing their support for the measure and expressing their disappointment with those who voted against it. » 10/22/09 1:00pm 10/22/09 1:00pm

After 2 Years, Court Rules Gang Rape Unrelated To Employment

Finally, there's some news about Jamie Leigh Jones, the former Halliburton/KBR employee who was gang-raped by co-workers and then held in a shipping container so she couldn't report it, that won't make any reasonable person weep. » 9/16/09 4:20pm 9/16/09 4:20pm

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This But Please God Only Like 200 More…

God, where to begin today. Maybe with the fact that while your mortgage payment was tripling, Goldman Sachs's earnings fell a whole entire 11% ?? Or like, while the Justice Department was systematically sacking any and all prosecutors whose decisions on things like habeas corpus and torture and crap fell anywhere to… » 6/17/08 10:00am 6/17/08 10:00am

Rape, Abortion, & Angry Johnnys: Everything Today Is Making Us Stabby

  • The good news: there's a female marathon runner in Philly who helped the homeless by starting a running club with them. She seems nice. They also have a job training program. [CNN]
  • Onto the bad news! There's yet another female KBR contractor coming forward to say that she was raped in Iraq. Same old story, really: a …
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Iraq Sexual Assault Victim: "I Felt Safer On The Convoys With The Army…

Jamie Leigh Jones, the 22-year-old who was gang-raped while working for KBR in Iraq, isn't the only female contractor to suffer under a culture of sexual harassment and subsequent intimidation. Today, the New York Times talks to three other women who were sexually abused in the Mideast by male colleagues while working… » 2/13/08 9:30am 2/13/08 9:30am

DoD To Jamie Leigh Jones: You're On Your Own, Sweetie

Jamie Leigh Jones, the administrative assistant for former Halliburton subsidiary KBR who says she was brutally gang raped and then locked in a small trailer by her KBR co-workers while working in Iraq, will not be getting any support from the Department of Defense regarding her attempt to sue KBR in civil court.… » 1/09/08 9:30am 1/09/08 9:30am