Posted by Curt on 10 December, 2007 at 2:58 pm. 52 comments already!

I agree with Rusty on this one.  This rape story seems just too movie like for me.  It’s sad but since the Duke case we should be a tad more
skeptical when the alphabet media come up with these rape stories.
Remember the outrage that occurred when Duke first hit the news.  Everyone was aghast and calling for the students heads.  Problem was that the whole thing was a lie. 

So I’m withholding judgment on this one for now.  If it turns out to be true tho then off with their heads:

A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR
coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are
covering up the incident.

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.

“Don’t plan on working back in Iraq. There won’t be a position here,
and there won’t be a position in Houston,” Jones says she was told.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court against Halliburton and its
then-subsidiary KBR, Jones says she was held in the shipping container
for at least 24 hours without food or water by KBR, which posted armed
security guards outside her door, who would not let her leave.

You have the devil company itself involved, you have a cover-up involved, you have political intrigue involved and as Rusty said “throw in a crusading lawyer
using civil law to find justice when criminal courts have let the
victim down and you have the perfect John Grisham book.”

Tooooo perfect.  They even have a beautifully done website and a foundation all set up.

This part of the story raised my suspicions a bit:

Jones told ABCNews.com that an examination by Army doctors showed she had been raped “both vaginally and anally,” but that the rape kit disappeared after it was handed over to KBR security officers.

I’m sorry, I don’t buy that at all.  Why in the world would the Army hand over criminal evidence to the company involved in the crime?

Doesn’t make sense.

Then these evil men threatened her if she talked.  Did they threaten her with death?  A beating?  You know, because they are evil and all I would expect that.  But no, they threaten her with her job.  They really thought that she would care about her job with a company that was involved in her rape?

But you do have a Congressman involved in getting her rescued so the believability index goes up a bit.

Benefit of the doubt goes to her…..for now.

UPDATE

Another reason to be suspicious.  From her journal:

August 18-2007- I optioned my
story to be written for a screenplay. The screenplay is currently in
development and is being written by Tom Whitus.

This lady want justice or publicity?  And she has a marketing director!

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