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Jamie Leigh Jones Loses Rape Case




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.

Right, this goes on my list of 5000 reasons I’m glad I’m not an American… -.-

Did you see the company name? 

Why am I not suprised?

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    Did you see the company name? "Halliburton" Why am I not suprised?
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    Life sucks. get over. it goes on.
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    Fuck you, America. Fuck you. Fix your fucking shit. Stay out of other goddamn countries until you can get your own...
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    Fuck. Everything. Sums up my feelings as well. :/
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    Oh yeah, the perpetrator’s history doesn’t matter. Didn’t you know?
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  18. flippylydia reblogged this from sanityscraps and added:
    …fuck everything.
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    because i regularly require surgery after a consensual sexual act…i just fucking can’t even… the fact that she has been...
  21. t-akver reblogged this from jhameia and added:
    God damn it.
  22. thelastblogicorn reblogged this from womanistgamergirl and added:
    Well, that’s it. I’m off to slice my fucking wrists until I bleed to death.
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    Dear America, Halliburton, and the larger social context that says that if a woman can’t say no she has consented, even...
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    This is so fucked up! Jesus Christ.
  29. jhameia reblogged this from sexgenderbody and added:
    Ugh ugh ugh.
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    You’ve got to be kidding!
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    I have no words. Just.. none.
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