Nearly five years after she was allegedly drugged and raped in Iraq by firefighters for Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root, Jamie Leigh Jones has lost her case.
Now 26, Jones said she was drugged with the date rape drug Rohypnol and brutally raped in 2005, while working at KBR facility Camp Hope in Iraq. She also told jurors that after the incident, she was imprisoned in a shipping container and prevented from calling family for help, and later had to go through reconstructive surgery on her chest and psychiatric counseling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
But jurors in the case against the Houston, Texas-based company decided in the end that Jones’s sexual encounter was consentual, rendering other charges moot.
“We do think it’s a shame that Jamie’s entire personal history was dragged before the jury,” attorney Todd Kelly told the Chronicle, “when her rapist’s criminal history, including violence against women, was suppressed from them.”
Americans can’t win.
This woman needed reconstructive surgery after she was raped….I mean, after her consensual sex.
I feel sick.
ANYONE WANNA TELL ME AGAIN RAPE CULTURE DOESN’T EXIST?
I hate everything.
Life sucks. get over. it goes on.