Generals backed Kelley's sister in court

ADAM GOLDMAN JACK GILLUM Associated Press Published:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the latest twist of the David Petraeus sex scandal, court records indicate that the former CIA director and Gen. John Allen intervened last September in a messy custody dispute on behalf of Jill Kelley's sister.

Kelley is the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Petraeus' biographer and paramour. She also is thought to have exchanged "inappropriate" communications with Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

According to court records, both Allen and Petraeus wrote letters supporting Kelley's twin sister, Natalie Khawam, in her custody battle.

Allen met Khawam when he was deputy commander of U.S. Central Command in Tampa, where they attended social functions.

Petraeus resigned as CIA director after disclosures that author Paula Broadwell sent the emails to Kelley, who in turn went to the FBI.

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