Jill and Dr. Scott Kelley
June 3, 1975
Gilberte "Jill" Khawam Kelley (born June 3, 1975) is a Lebanese-American socialite and privacy advocate. She was named by the New York Times "An Apostle for Privacy".  Kelley, a Florida socialite with connections to military circles, had issued a complaint to the FBI in May 2012 over a series of anonymous stalking e-mails. The threatening emails were traced to Paula Broadwell, the biographer of General David Petraeus. Kelley became a focus of media coverage when an FBI investigation related to e-mails she had received led to the public becoming aware that General David Petraeus was having an affair and a further investigation of e-mail communications General John R. Allen sent to Kelley. In January 2013, the Department of Defense Inspector General cleared Allen of all allegations involving Kelley, stating that the claims against Allen were "unsubstantiated". On June 3rd, 2013, Kelley filed a privacy lawsuit against the federal government  alleging that investigators violated her privacy rights by unlawfully searching her personal emails and disclosing false descriptions of the nature of her emails to the media.  In addition, she stated "false and untrue headlines, created a media sideshow" at her expense,  including being wrongly implicated in an extramarital affair between David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell. In November 2013, Kelley described herself as the "human face" of the damage that can be caused by government probing into communications of law abiding citizens.  As a result of this incident, Kelley has become an advocate for internet privacy and security.
Jill Kelley was born Gilberte Khawam in Beirut, Lebanon on June 3, 1975. As the Honorary Ambassador to United States Central Command's Coalition Forces, Kelley is known to be someone with 'connective tissue' to the diplomatic world. Diplomats used Jill Kelley's connections with Central Command Senior Generals to secure briefings for visiting foreign dignitaries. Kelley is a regular on the DC diplomatic circuit and frequently attended embassy events. Known to be the go-between for Lebanese and other Middle Eastern government officials, she was active with dignitaries from the region and invited to functions at various embassies in Washington.
Since moving to Tampa, Kelley has devoted considerable time to community service, both to the local homeless as well as to the large community of servicemen and women in the Tampa area.
Family and marriage
In 1999, Kelley married cancer surgeon Dr. Scott Kelley. Dr. Kelley completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, attended Columbia University Medical School, and completed surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania. They live with their three children in Tampa, Florida. Her family includes her identical twin sister, Natalie Khawam; a brother, David Khawam; and sister, Caroline. Jill's parents are Lebanese-American Maronite Catholics who immigrated to the United States from Jounieh, Lebanon in the mid-1970s. Kelley lived in the Philadelphia area until her mid-20s. She studied to be a doctor and she researched and published medical research at the University of Pennsylvania, in addition to medical course work at Hahnemann Hospital. Jill Kelley put her medical studies on hold at one point to have a baby.
In May 2012, Kelley complained to an FBI investigator of harassing e-mails sent by an anonymous person. In her communication with the FBI, Kelley stated that the e-mails appeared to be an attempt to blackmail General Petraeus. After the threats increased, and included her family's whereabouts, Kelley filed an official report with the FBI in June 2012. The stalker was reported to be Paula Broadwell, mistress of David Petraeus. During the course of the criminal investigation, government officials disclosed Kelley's name as the victim to the Washington Post, along with the evidentiary emails she provided to the FBI. It was followed by revelations that FBI agents searched "years" of Kelley's personal e-mails not pertinent or relevant to the case, which was followed by false descriptions of her personal emails by a series of hints to the press about emails between U.S.’s top commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen.  The accusations sparked an investigation by the Department of Defense, in which the Inspector General's report concluded the government leaks and accusations were baseless and the email content was not improper. Nonetheless the false accusations stated by government officials, made Kelley a near-daily feature of the media, creating a sideshow at her family's expense. November 6th, 2013 Kelley penned an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal warning against government surveillance by describing herself as the "human face" of the damage that can be caused by government probing into Americans' personal communications. Since her story, she became an advocate for privacy rights to "prevent her unwarranted tragedy from ever happening to another innocent family." 
According to a lawsuit Kelley and her husband filed against the FBI, Department of Defense and other governmental agencies on June 3, 2013, "[b]y disclosing the contents of the Kelleys' emails, by either directly sharing contents of the emails or making statements suggesting that the content of the emails was lurid, government officials served Mrs. Kelley up on a platter to be devoured in a frenzy of salacious speculation regarding the nature of her relationship with Director Petraeus." 
Kelley and her husband have been active socialites in the Tampa area, appearing in local news items and making television appearances. Kelley became a volunteer social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. Kelley and her husband were known for hosting cigar and caviar parties for military leaders at their home near the United States Central Command, a theater-level Unified Combatant Command of the U.S. Department of Defense established in 1983.
In July 2013, she was sought out by an Afghan Parliament member to create a dialogue between his government and the U.S. around the possibility of the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 2014. In response to the request Kelley said, "I am honored to resume my focus to promote cross-cultural dialogue and global trust for a peaceful and strategic exit to help our U.S. and Coalition forces transition out of Afghanistan".
Kelley is a former Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Korea, a title she was given in thanks for her volunteer work with coalition troops. In Kelley's first public statement, in form of an Op-Ed to the Washinton Post, and documentation in her lawsuit  Kelley stated to have unjustly lost her position as special envoy to South Korea due to the frenzy and false allegations followed by leaking her name with the Petraeus scandal. The Korean Ambassador and former Prime Minister to Korea, Duck-Soo Han, told Christian Monitor that despite the allegations and media frenzy into Jill Kelley, there wasn't anything amiss in Jill Kelley’s activities on behalf of Korea. “Ms. Kelley is not really implicated,” he says. “She’s just a pretty woman of Lebanese descent who happens to be in the news.”  Nonetheless, South Korea removed Kelley from the diplomatic post.
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