Now, 'pineapple' and 'other woman's twin' involved in Petraeus sex scandal

Published: Nov 14, 2012, 11:53 IST | Agencies |

Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus and top American commander in Afghanistan, General Allen had reportedly intervened in a messy custody dispute on behalf of the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the woman who received harassing emails from Petraeus' biographer turned lover, Paula Broadwell, according to a report.


As intimate goings on in the retired general's life continue to be made public, bizarre details continue to emerge about Petraeus's affair with his biographer, Broadwell and ‘flirtatious’ email communications between Allen and Kelley.

It has also been learnt that Petraeus reportedly had a standing order for sliced pineapple to be placed by his bedside each night while he ran the CIA, reports.

Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell
Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus with Paula Broadwell (File pic)

According to the report, Allen and Petraeus had reportedly vouched for Natalie Khawam, Kelley’s twin sister, in her ongoing custody fight for her son, DC Superior Court records have shown.

Allen met Khawam, 37, when he was deputy commander of US Central Command in Tampa, where they attended social functions, while Petraeus said he met Khawam three years ago through Kelley.

Both men had said she was a loving mother and asked the judge in the case to drop onerous visitation restrictions.

"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 had said.

However, the judge presiding over the custody dispute for Khawam described her as ‘dishonest’ and ‘lacking integrity’, the report said.

Khawam, eventually lost the case with her ex-husband being given the custody of their three-year-old son last year. She was also told to pay his legal bills amounting to 337,040 dollars, the report added.

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