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A Texas woman filed a federal lawsuit in May against Halliburton and its former subsidiary KBR, claiming she was drugged and gang-raped by a group of her co-workers in the KBR camp in the Green Zone in Iraq in 2005.
The woman, Jamie Leigh Jones, says after the attack she was held without food or water for 24 hours in a shipping container with armed guards at the door who would not allow her to leave, reports ABC News.
Jones convinced one of the guards to let her use a cell phone and called her father in Texas. Her father called their Congressman, Rep. Ted Poe R-TX, who called the State Department. The State Department dispatched US Embassy agents to the KBR camp, who rescued Jones, reports CBS News. Jones was examined, but the rape kit vanished after it was handed over to KBR security officers, Jones told ABC News.