Jill Kelley has amended a lawsuit she filed against FBI and Defense Department to include former Secretary of State Leon Panetta, outgoing FBI deputy director Sean Joyce, former State Department spokesman Mark Toner and others as defendants.
The Tampa woman earned international notoriety after she turned over threatening emails to authorities that led to the discovery of an affair between David Petraeus, then director of the CIA, and his biographer, Paula Broadwell. That set off a chain reaction leading to Petraeus resigning days after President Barack Obama's re-election last year, Broadwell having a promotion temporarily halted and Marine Gen. John Allen - at the time commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and in line to take over U.S. forces in Europe - opting for an early retirement instead of seeking the new position.
And it put the Kelleys - who have had close ties to top military leaders at MacDill Air Force Base for years, including a stint for Jill Kelley as Honorary Ambassador to the U.S. Central Command Coalition - in the crosshairs of public scorn as media organizations dug into their private life and personal finances.
In June, Kelley and her husband, Scott, filed suit against the federal agencies, accusing them of unlawfully gathering her emails and leaking her name to media.