State Department, Leon Panetta added as defendants in Jill Kelley lawsuit
November 22nd, 2013
02:08 PM ET
8 months ago

State Department, Leon Panetta added as defendants in Jill Kelley lawsuit

Washington (CNN) – An update on a story "CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper" first reported in August, regarding the sex scandal that brought down former CIA director David Petraeus.

Jill and Scott Kelley, suing the Obama administration for alleged defamation of character during the aftermath of the Petraeus sex scandal, have added new defendants to their lawsuit, including the Department of State, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and outgoing FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    Politicized media stunt. Truth is an absolute defense to this lawsuit and what the guy said was clearly 100% true. She's hoping to stretch her 15 minutes and force a blood money settlement.

    14:59, tick tock tick tock....

    November 22, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  2. just saying

    it is about time people start suing this lawless administration. it should be done far more.

    November 22, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. The REAL Truth...

    Yawn.. first, you CAN'T SUE an administration.. you have to sue individuals that head up specific agencies in the Federal; Govt, and you CAN'T SUE the POTUS. Secondly, she was the one that let the cat out of the bag and it appears that social climbing and now expected compensation tops the requirements list. She has nothing on the NSA.

    November 22, 2013 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Sorry, ma'am. It's okay if it is politics. Besides, it wasmostly the right wing that was saying all of the bad stuff about you.

    November 22, 2013 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    -just saying

    it is about time people start suing this lawless administration. it should be done far more.
    *******************************
    So much for conservatives wanting tort reform. By the way, you sue individuals, not the government as a whole, jackwagon.

    November 22, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "@Sniffit

    The first time I saw a list like that, Nevada was in the top 10 of states taking more in, mostly because of the military sites."

    Hmmm, maybe it flipped due to defense spending cuts. I think NM has a lot of installations too and they also have a lot of Native American reserves that receive aid as well.

    November 22, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    I think whew should sue Fox News for using her affair in a worthless attempt to embarrass the president.

    November 22, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Sniffit

    "@Sniffit

    The first time I saw a list like that, Nevada was in the top 10 of states taking more in, mostly because of the military sites."

    Hmmm, maybe it flipped due to defense spending cuts. I think NM has a lot of installations too and they also have a lot of Native American reserves that receive aid as well.
    --------------------
    They have reportedly shut down the facitly at Broom Lake, better known as Area 51, and moved those operations elsewhere.

    November 22, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  9. Data Driven

    Tapper's prose-style is equivalent to gibberish; word-salad that doesn't gel into meaning. I got a headache.

    So, who's funding this? Heritage? Glenn Beck? Pajamas Media?

    November 22, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  10. AZ Girl

    So, the woman who had an affair with, then stalked to the point of destroying a -how many star- general's career and marriage is now suing the current administration because she had an affair, stalked, and destroyed the same said general? Wow, what happened to personal responsibility? Please, can I be on the jury?

    November 22, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. Thomas

    Jill and Scott Kelley are both looking for financial gain with there ridiculous and frivolous lawsuit .

    Unfortunately , they will probably be paid off in a settlement . I hope not , why should some elitist prom queen socialite and her scamming doctor husband receive a dime from the American Tax payer .

    Nov 14, 2012 – All told, Jill or Scott Kelley have been the subject of at least nine lawsuits since they moved to Florida.

    Jill and Scott Kelley hosted lavish parties that concealed multimillion-dollar financial troubles.

    November 22, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  12. Rick McDaniel

    Let her go for it.

    November 22, 2013 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Didn't she like blow the whistle on herself? This would be akin to someone rear-ending a car stopped at a red light, and then suing the other driver for not getting out of your way.

    November 22, 2013 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |