A Houston woman who worked for the Halliburton subsidiary KBR in Iraq said she was gang raped by KBR employees in Baghdad's Green Zone, imprisoned afterward, and that now the government and KBR are covering up the incident.
She said she was put into a shipping container with a bed but no food or water for at least 24 hours after the incident and told that she would be out of a job if she left Iraq to seek medical treatment. "It felt like prison," said Jamie Jones, 22.
The U.S. State Department had no comment, and it does not appear that the government is investigating, despite the fact that it took a congressman's action to free Jones. Legal experts say that a loophole leaves contractors above the law in Iraq.