KBR Requests That Losing Rape Claimant Pay Company’s Legal Fees

Nathan Koppel
The Wall Street Journal

The skirmishing has not yet subsided in the high-profile suit brought by Jamie Leigh Jones, the Houston woman who claimed that she was raped while working in Iraq for defense contractor KBR.

Jones had sought $145 million in damages against KBR, claiming it condoned a hostile sexual climate in Iraq, but a jury last month rejected her claims.

Now, KBR wants Jones to pay for its legal fees and court costs. Here’s a report on the filing by the Disputing blog.

In its motion seeking to recover more than $2 million in fees, KBR alleged that Jones’ rape and hostile work environment claims were fabricated and frivolous. The company has also requested that she cover its court costs of $145,000…

…Daniel Hedges…noted, [Jones] brought her claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which allows prevailing parties to seek attorneys fees from the losing party. “Anyone who brings a claim under Title VII knows that there is a likelihood that if they lose the other side will seek attorneys fees,” he said. “Our fees were substantial, so we’d like to get reimbursed.”

Read the complete article at The Wall Street Journal.

H/T GatewayPundit

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