Who is Jill Kelley? (+video)
Jill Kelley identifies herself as an 'Honorary Consul General.' The Florida hostess, mother of three children and wife of a surgeon, is in the middle of a sex scandal involving Gen. David Petraeus. Now Jill Kelley's 'flirtatious' emails with Gen. John Allen are under investigation.
When news vans camped outside her stately home, a Florida socialite tied to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal fell back on her informal credentials as a social ambassador for Tampa society and top military brass: She asked police for diplomatic protection.
In the phone call to authorities, Jill Kelley, a party hostess and unofficial social liaison for leaders of the U.S. military's Central Command in Tampa, cited her status as an honorary consul general while complaining about news vans that had descended on her two-story brick home overlooking Tampa Bay.
"You know, I don't know if by any chance, because I'm an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property. I don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well," she told the 911 dispatcher Monday.
Indeed, the Tampa Bay Times reports that Kelley made five phone calls to Tampa police complaining about media trespassing on her property, starting Sunday evening.
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