Pentagon Refuses to Investigate KBR Gang-Rape Allegations
Department of Defense Inspector General Claude Kicklighter has refused to investigate the allegations of gang-rape made by former Halliburton/KBR employee Jamie Leigh Jones. He stated that since the Justice Department has claimed that its investigation is still open, "no further investigation by this agency into the allegations�is warranted," reports ABC News.
Jones also testified before the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terror, and Homeland Security that her experience while working for contractors in Iraq was not an isolated incident. Representative Ted Poe, R-TX, testified that that several women have now come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault while employed by Halliburton�s former subsidiary, KBR. The case received national attention in December following a report by ABC News.
Media Resources: ABC News 1/8/08; Feminist Daily Newswire 12/12/07, 12/20/07
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