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BREAKING SILENCE Jill Kelley: I Was ‘Terrified’ Jill and Scott Kelley. (Jill Kelley)

Jill Kelley: I Was ‘Terrified’

Time for her side of the story. Jill Kelley, the woman thrown into a scandal that caused CIA Director David Petraeus to resign and nearly cost the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan his job, said in an interview with The Daily Beast that she was blackmailed by Paula Broadwell. Broadwell allegedly sent the emails thinking Kelley was having an affair with Petraeus, a charge that Kelley denies. Kelley said the emails did not warn her to stay away from Petraeus, and the two were never “romantic rivals.” Kelley also said it is “outrageous” that she and Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, exchanged 30,000 emails, saying it numbered more in the hundreds and the pair never had an affair.

January 22, 2013 7:00 AM