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May-06-96

American Men Accused of Harassing Hungarian Women

A number of Hungarian women working in the kitchens that serve U.S. peace troops in Bosnia have complained of sexual harassment and exploitation by American men. Most of the perpetrators are civilians employed by a subsidiary of Brown and Root, the Houston-based company which employs 200 Hungarians as kitchen staff, construction workers and drivers. The women complained of being groped and being offered money for sex and cohabitation with American men. Some complained that American companies have significantly cut wages without warning and that the contractors act independently without anyone supervising the wage cuts or unrenewed contracts. Neither Brown and Root nor the U.S. military has commented on the claims.

Media Resources: USA Today - May 6, 1996