Woman connected to Petraeus sex scandal case sues FBI, DOD

“Rather than protect the Kelleys’ privacy interests as the law and their duty required, defendants instead willfully and maliciously thrust the Kelleys into the maw of public scrutiny concerning one of the most widely reported sex scandals to rock the United States government.”

Kelley knew Petraeus through high-level military social gatherings, and she argues that the government hurt her reputation during the course of its investigation. She is seeking unspecified monetary damages.

“Jill Kelley was held out as an object of ridicule, moral opprobrium, scorn, and derision, causing her shame, public notoriety, egregious loss of privacy and security, and costing Mrs. Kelley positions of trust, responsibility, and diplomatic status, and costing the Kelleys public respect, lost income, and significant lost financial, business, and investment opportunities,” the lawsuit states.