HOUSTON/SAN FRANCISCO, July 8 A Texas jury
rejected claims brought by a woman who said she was raped by
fellow employees while working for KBR Inc (KBR.N) in Iraq,
according to a KBR spokeswoman.
Jamie Leigh Jones alleged she was drugged and raped by KBR
employees working as firefighters in Baghdad and accused the
company of tolerating abusive behavior and sexual harassment.
But a company spokeswoman said on Friday the federal jury
in Houston found in favor of KBR and a former KBR firefighter
also named in the lawsuit "on all counts."
Jones had sought compensatory and punitive damages from
KBR, an engineering group that was once the biggest U.S.
military contractor in Iraq, and Halliburton Co (HAL.N), KBR's
The case in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
is Jamie Leigh Jones v. Halliburton Company d/b/a KBR Kellogg
Brown & Root et al., 07-2719.
(Reporting by Anna Driver in Houston and Braden Reddall and
Dan Levine in San Francisco; editing by Andre Grenon)