Don't make a rape victim pay $2 million for trying to receive justice
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Don't make a rape victim pay $2 million for trying to receive justice

    1. Mel M
    2. Petition by

      Mel M

      Boston, MA

Jamie Leigh Jones was just 19 years old when she was employed by KBR. She was deployed to Iraq in 2005 in which she was raped so violently her breast implants were ruptured, her pectoral muscles were torn and she was severely bruised. When she reported the rape to KBR officials, she said they placed her under armed guard, held her in a shipping container for hours and wouldn't allow her to make a phone call. She claims she eventually managed to escape the ordeal by convincing one of the guards to let her use his phone, which she used to call her father in the United States.

After the ordeal she had to have two breast operations and hundreds of sessions with a psychiatrist, according to her testimony. In court, Jones said her chest was so disfigured after the incident she needed two reconstructive breast operations - with the first unsuccessful. She became depressed after the attack and developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

KBR is asking U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison for "more than $2 million" in fees, though its attorneys estimate that actual legal costs would come to almost twice that.

 

KBR have received over $16billion from the Federal Government to the to serve under contract in Iraq. Jamie Leigh Jones is not the only woman that reported sex abuse while serving under KBR. This lawsuit could prevent other women and men to come forward with abuse allegations out of fear that they too would be forced to pay an outrageous amount of payment just to be heard and taken seriously!

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    • Jean L. Corcoran TARPON SPRINGS, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      It would seem to me that there are more significant charges here as well. Starting with falsely being detained, and her rights to an attorney. ARMED GUARDS ON A VICTIM??

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    • randall price EAGLE, ID
      • about 3 years ago

      people need to be held accountable for their business and employee's actions.this shouild include members of the legitimate U.S. armed foprces as well as the wanna bes like k.b.r.,halliburton,custer-battles etc. ad nauseum. soldiers or mercenaries who rape,killl.and torture men,women ,or children whether the perpetrators be male or female should be executed for their crimes with extreme prejudice.if rape is what we bring to other countries when we come to "liberate" them... perhaps we should just stay home

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    • Susan Phelps GLENDALE, WI
      • about 3 years ago

      Because it is time that the female victims of rape in this country are no long victimized a 2nd time by the corporations that protect the rapists!!!

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    • Sarah Strobel EAST LANSING, MI
      • about 3 years ago

      This corporation and political war on women must be STOPPED. We will overcome! All women should unite in this cause!

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    • Leah Setaghian TUJUNGA, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      It is absolutely reprehensible that a victim of rape is being treated this way. KBR ought to be ashamed.

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