Woman connected to Petraeus scandal seeks privacy

Associated Press
This July 13, 2011, photo made available on the International Security Assistance Force's Flickr website shows the former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. Davis Petraeus, left, shaking hands with Paula Broadwell, co-author of  "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus."As details emerge about Petraeus' extramarital affair with his biographer, Broadwell, including a second woman who allegedly received threatening emails from the author, members of Congress say they want to know exactly when the now ex-CIA director and retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren't told sooner. (AP Photo/ISAF)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Kelley, the Florida woman who received harassing emails from David Petraeus' girlfriend, is acknowledging her friendship with the former CIA director and asking for privacy.

Kelley says she and her family "have been friends with General Petraeus and his family for over five years."

She says she respects Petraeus' privacy and wants the same for her own family.

Petraeus resigned Friday after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The FBI learned of the affair as it was investigating emails sent by Broadwell to Kelley, who serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

Kelley issued the statement through Smith and Company, a Washington communications and crisis management firm.

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