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Texas woman who says she was raped working in Iraq 'shocked' after losing KBR lawsuit
HOUSTON (AP) ' A Texas woman says she is "devastated and shocked" upon losing her lawsuit against military contractor KBR Inc. after telling jurors she was drugged and raped in Iraq.
A Houston federal jury on Friday rejected the claims by Jamie Lee Jones. She said she was raped in 2005 while working for KBR at Camp Hope in Baghdad. She sued KBR, its former parent Halliburton Co., and a former KBR firefighter she identified as one of her attackers.
Jones told The Associated Press the civil trial wasn't a fair fight. Jones said she felt she lost because the jury wasn't allowed to hear details of her attacker's past. That man said the sex was consensual, and jurors agreed.
The case was investigated by authorities but no criminal charges were filed.