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8 Apr 2008

Interview by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now [USA] with ex-KBR employees Lisa Smith (pseudonym) & Jamie Leigh Jones, and journalist Karen Houppert

In Their First Joint Interview, Two Ex-KBR Employees Say They Were Raped by Co-Workers in Iraq

[includes link to video of interview] Another female employee of the military contractor KBR has come forward with allegations of rape in Iraq…Last year, former KBR employee Jamie Leigh Jones sued KBR and its former parent company Halliburton after she says she was…gang-raped by employees of the company in Baghdad. Today, in their first joint interview, we speak to both of these women...KBR declined our request to join us on the broadcast…but the corporate communications director…did release this statement. It said, “The safety of all employees remains KBR’s top priority…In no way are the allegations publicized recently, an indication of KBR’s treatment of women. The Company’s zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment is unwavering.”