Woman In Petraeus Scandal Sues Gov’t Over Privacy Violations
June 3, 2013 - 7:15 pm
Jill Kelley, the woman described as a “Tampa socialite” who became enmeshed in last year’s scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging employees of government agencies violated her privacy.
The complaint, filed in federal district court in Washington, accuses unnamed federal officials of wrongfully searching her personal e-mails and divulging what she says was false information to the media.
Kelley’s name first came to light after Petraeus resigned his post at the spy agency having admitted to carrying out an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Federal investigators first caught wind of Petraeus’ affair after Kelley complained to law enforcement officials about harassing e-mails from Broadwell – details she says were improperly revealed to the public.
As creepy as things have gotten lately one wonders how long a citizen will even have the right to sue over something like this.
I’m off to get my DNA swabbed…