Jamie Leigh Jones

Jamie Leigh Jones – Founder of The Jamie Leigh Foundation

Previously Aired On:: Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 – Listen to the Show!


Jamie Leigh Jones is the founder of The Jamie Leigh Foundation and has brought charges against Halliburton/KBR stating that she was drugged and raped by Halliburton/KBR employees in July 2005 while working at Camp War Eagle in Iraq.

Jamie Leigh Jones was just 19 when she began working at KBR as an administrative assistant in Houston. About a year later, she was transferred to Iraq. While there, Jamie states that she was drugged and then raped by numerous unnamed coworkers inside the Baghdad Green Zone. After the incident, she says she was confined by armed guards under orders by her employer KBR to a shipping container containing only a bed and denied food, water, and medical forensics.

Jones used a borrowed cell phone to contact her father, who in turn contacted Representative Ted Poe (R, TX) who contacted the State Department. Agents were dispatched from the US Embassy in Baghdad and removed Jones from KBR custody. US Army medical doctors performed an examination that discovered proof of vaginal and anal rape, but that the sexual assault kit disappeared after being turned over to KBR security forces. According to her statement of facts, the kit was later found, but was missing a few key elements, including photos of her bruises. The kit does still contain the proof that she was raped.

The Justice Department has brought no criminal charges against the alleged assailants. Neither the U.S. or Iraqi legal systems can be applied to contractors in Iraq. Jones has filed a civil lawsuit against KBR and former parent corporation Halliburton. KBR has requested a private arbitration, and claims this is required by her employment contract. In private arbitration, there would be no judge or jury, and the case would be handled by an arbitrator hired by the corporation.

Jamie’s response has been quite heroic and inspiring, and she continues to seek justice as well as educate, inform, and offer help to other victims through her Jamie Leigh Foundation:

“The Jamie Leigh Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping United States citizens and legal residents who are victims of sexual harassment, rape and sexual abuse while working abroad for federal contractors, corporations, or government entities. We believe that overseas contractors and corporations should act responsibly, and be held accountable to provide safe housing and a work environment free of sexual harassment, and limit the potential for abuse. We believe that United States civilians who perpetrate crime while working in foreign countries should be held accountable for their actions. The Jamie Leigh foundation will assist victims through advocacy, education, referral and providing support. We work toward the day that no person shall face sexual abuse and harassment, and all persons, regardless of gender, will be able to work without fear, consternation, and safety concerns.”

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Jamie Leigh’s Testimony to Congress:

Chairman Conyers’ Witness Questions at the KBR Rape Hearing:


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January 2008 --Previous Guests--, J. Leigh Jones | 6 comments


  1. Why is this not the biggest story in the media? I’ve never even heard about this until today (Jan 2008)!

    This exposes the Military Contractors for what they truly are. We need to end these no-bid contracts with Halliburton/KBR. Turn over their profits to the survivors.

    Jamie Leigh’s Foundation ( http://www.jamiesfoundation.org ) should be funded forever by the money these evil companies have stolen from us.

    Each of the KBR Firefighters should be criminally prosecuted individually and sued civilly for everything they made working for KBR, hell everything they got.

    Compensation is one thing, punishment is another. It would be fortunate if the names of those firefighters were accidently released in public documents or anonymously on the internet. When the law fails to protect us, then justice must prevail by any means necessary.

    I never thought I’d say this about a Republican Texan, but thank god for the courage of Representative Ted Poe (R, TX), because if he had not gotten her out of there she would be dead.

    Jamie Leigh is amazingly strong, she has turned tragedy into hope. She should be proud and honored for her heroic stand. I hope that this warns other young women who have naive ideas about what kind of ‘work’ they will get in high paying overseas jobs for government contractors.

    Kellogg, Brown and Root should be criminally and civilly prosecuted.

    The Halliburton/KBR ‘security’ agents responsible for the cover up and destroying evidence should be criminally prosecuted and civilly sued.

    She should also sue the US Army for turning over her rape kit to KBR ‘security’.


    Comment by Michael Russell | January 15, 2008

  2. Jones was not married she was single to military Tracy Barker was you have some of barkers interview up there when she was preganant with twins

    Comment by momGrillo | February 15, 2008

  3. this is not the biggest story in the media because she was not the first victim to come forward

    it looks as though the foundation is being used to promote this girl and not the purpose

    how do you know they were firemen? and how do you know she was raped if she was drunk and passed out? isnt it illegal to drink at the age of 19?

    speaking of documents, I noticed there’s related documents that were released to the press and congress that did not belong to this victim

    how can she file a lawsuit on behalf of her husband when they weren’t even married when she went to iraq. why does this article state that she was a 19 year old military wife when she she just met her husband 7 months ago?

    whats the real story here and whats up with the begging someone for a book and a movies deal?

    This is a load of crap and i’m a highschool student. It dosnt’ take a genius to figure this one out.

    Is Micheal Russel her father?

    Comment by jessica | February 23, 2008

  4. Please visit the http://www.warzoneworkers.com to help support Contractors working in WAR ZONES. See what you can do and learn more about the different types of areas where contractors need help. Co founder of the warzone workers foundation is Cindy Morgan who is the Author of “Cindy in Iraq” A civilian year in a War Zone, if you haven’t read her book, you need to. There she describes her rape in Iraq along with what life was like as being a female convoy commander, who was shot and injured by insurgents. Together at http://www.warzoneworkers.com this foundation provides help to ANY CONTRACTOR coming home from the warzone. Note we do not discriminate on their cause.

    Comment by queenbee | February 29, 2008

  5. You may want to check your facts on Jamie Jones
    was she a military wife at 19 going to Iraq on assighment???
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Leigh_Jones the answer is NO she married her husband in 2006 and he joined the navy in 2007
    therefor she would not be a young military spouse when she went to Iraq or any dependant of the military until last year 2007
    Which means that Barker is the only one who was a military dependant during the assaults

    Did Kevin Rodgers give Jamie Jones a sworn affidavit in the Jones case, SSG Kevin Rodgers, a Texas National Guard Soldier??

    “During my tour in Basra I encountered many unprofessional acts by the employees of KBR and the U.S. State Department.”

    an affadavit of witness, and has Jamie Jones ever been to Basra Iraq she was in Baghdad for 4 days. Both answers would be NO. http://pushingrope.blogspot.com/2007/12/jamie-leigh-jones-update.html attached is the affadavit which was written for a rape victim for Tracy Barker. Not only does Rodgers not know Jones but they have never been in the same part of the country.

    Did Jamie Jones submit the affadavit of Letty Surman maybe but so did rape victim Tracy Barker see http://www.halliburtonwatch.org under Tracy Barker testimony document Letty Surman affadavit and Documents EEOC termination this affadavit Jones claims. This was actual eyewitness accounts of Tracy Barker. Letty Surman was in Basra Iraq again Jamie was in Baghdad. Please compare Surmans affadavit and Tracy Barker’s determination EEOC word for word of Barkers accounts of assault including the name of the manager who raped her, her office camp etc . All for the exception of Surmans own personal experience and Tracy not named but at the end of the affadavit it has a paragraph rumor of Jones.

    Did Tracy Barker go through the Jamie Leigh Foundation and congressman POE?
    The answer NO in fact Barker was the first to come forward Barker was home several months before Jones went to Baghdad Iraq and called Barker and her Husband 1st seargant. but notice this section of the diary is gone??? http://www.pajamasmedia.com/cgi-bin/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=4&Template=pajamasmedia&search=jamie+jones
    http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/2008/tracy-barker/ Barker goes through congressman Etheridge and is the actual first to come forward
    Jamie claims that she was denied food/water/ for 24 hrs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Leigh_Jones
    but on her same foundation she claims that no one should eat food or water for 24 hours http://www.jamieleighjonesfoundation.com

    So please do your research because there is much much more to this story keep digging the more you dig the more disguisted you will find yourselves
    You must ask yourself why wouldn’t the Jamie Leigh Foundation help Tracy Barker when Barker introduced Jones to her attorneys and they shared the same attorney when the foundation was created???


    Comment by Michael Petty | March 10, 2008

  6. Michael,

    I am Jamie’s lawyer. I know the truth. Truth is a defense to lawsuits for slander. I think such a suit may be in order for you. Please contact me at my web site: http://www.kellylawfirm.org to avoid my need to hunt you down through subpoenas and identify yourself – so that we can sort this out – if you really stand by your words.

    Todd Kelly

    Comment by Todd Kelly | April 17, 2008

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