Pretty soon you won’t know the players in the Petraeus scandal without a scorecard. Here is where we left off. Gen. David Petraeus had an affair with Paula Broadwell. The affair was discovered when Broadwell sent nasty emails to Jilly Kelly to stay away from her man. Except Kelly and Pertraeus were not having an affair, but Ms Kelly had exchanged between 20,000 and 30,000 emails with General John Allen who replaced Petraeus in Afghanistan (you following this?). Now we discover both Petraeus and Allen tried to intervene in the custody battle involving Natalie Khawam, the “psychologically unstable” twin sister. Yep– just what this soap opera needed– a crazy Twin Sister.
According to the NY Post:
The generals’ letters to the court — written in the past two months [and embedded below] — supported a motion to overturn a ruling made nearly a year earlier by a judge who resoundingly denied custody [of her son to Khawam] because of serious reservations about her honesty and mental stability, court records show.
All we need now is a mad scientist, and someone thought dead for 20 years showing up (the usual role of the crazy twin. Kwawam’s ex:
Grayson Wolfe, was unable to see the child for more than a year, according to court documents. The judge overseeing the case cited Khawam with “outrageous conduct,” “bad faith litigation tactics,” and “illogical thinking,” awarding full custody to the father and socking the mom with $350,000 in legal fees in 2011.
The judge gave Wolfe sole custody of the couple’s son after finding that Khawam, a lawyer, repeatedly lied under oath and filed bogus domestic-violence and child-abuse claims against her husband after their one-year marriage began crumbling in 2009.
That judge also found that Khawam routinely defied court orders to let the child see his dad and sent harassing e-mails to Wolfe’s friends and business partners that “excoriated Mr. Wolfe for being a horrible father and husband.”
The judge blasted Khawam for giving false evidence, and noted that a court-ordered shrink had found her domestic-violence allegations to be “part of an ever-expanding set of sensational accusations . . . that are so numerous, so extraordinary and [so] distorted that they defy any common-sense view of reality.”
The judge also noted that she “is a psychologically unstable person.”
It seems that Khawam was trying to get unrestricted visits with here child and both Generals vouched for her conduct as a mom.
Petraeus said he had observed Natalie and her son, “including when we hosted them and the Kelley family for Christmas dinner this past year. In each case, we have seen a very loving relationship – a Mother working hard to provide her son enjoyable, educational and developmental experiences,” he wrote.
“In view of this, it is unfortunate, in my view, that her interaction with her son has been so limited by the custody settlement,” Petraeus continued.
A separate letter from Allen is dated Sept. 22, two days after the Petraeus letter. “Natalie clearly loves [child’s name] and cherishes each and every opportunity she has to spend time with him. She is a dedicated mother,” Allen wrote. “In light of Natalie’s maturity, integrity and steadfast commitment to raising her child, I humbly request your reconsideration of the existing mandated custody settlement,” Allen wrote. He said he got to observe the mother and child “at command social functions.”
If this was made up and put on TV I would not watch it because the plot seems much too unbelievable.