Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Paula Broadwell returns to her Charlotte home

Paula Broadwell leaves her Charlotte home on Monday, after more than a week at her brother’s home in Washington.

Associated Press

Paula Broadwell leaves her Charlotte home on Monday, after more than a week at her brother’s home in Washington.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Paula Broadwell, the Charlotte woman involved in the scandal that led to the resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director, has returned to her home with her two children and her husband, Scott.

Their arrival Sunday was the first time they'd been home since the scandal broke more than a week ago.

On Monday morning, the family appeared to be trying to resume a normal life, as Paula and Scott Broadwell each left the home with a child, possibly taking the children to school.

Neither of the parents would take questions from reporters, but Scott Broadwell asked a group of reporters and photographers outside the home to step back, saying he was worried that someone might get struck by a vehicle being backed out.

Moments later, Paula Broadwell left in one vehicle with a son. Scott Broadwell then pulled out of the driveway with the couple's other son aboard.

Another woman in the scandal, Jill Kelley of Tampa, says she has never met, talked to or corresponded by letter or email with Broadwell, a source close to Kelley's family told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday.

"This has forever changed their lives, and not in good ways," said the family source. "They've lost their privacy. The media is camped out on their property and scaring their children. They get hate mails and calls. They have been ostracized by people and organizations who do not want the publicity, even when those people have been friends in the past. … None of this is through anything they did. They are victims of Mrs. Broadwell and have become victims of the media frenzy as well."

Three journalists, all working for New York media outlets, remained Monday afternoon in the alleyway behind the Kelleys' Bayshore Boulevard home.

Despite repeated requests from the Times, Kelley and her husband have declined comment.

Also Monday, the New York Post reported that Kelley's sister, Natalie Khawam, would hold a news conference today with lawyer Gloria Allred.

Times staff writers William R. Levesque and Jodie Tillman contributed to this report.

Paula Broadwell returns to her Charlotte home 11/19/12 [Last modified: Monday, November 19, 2012 11:19pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Letter from 'many' St. Petersburg High faculty, staff to Pinellas School Board pushes for assistant principal to be next principal


    A St. Petersburg High teacher sent a letter on the behalf of "many" school faculty and staff to the Pinellas County School Board and school district superintendent Mike Grego in support of appointing their assistant principal, Darlene Lebo, as principal.

    Darlene Lebo, an assistant principal at St. Petersburg High, is supported by "many" school faculty and staff to be the school's next principal, according to a letter sent to the Pinellas County School Board.
  2. 2017 Florida Theme Park Guide: A look at this summer's top attractions


    Florida's theme parks are getting ready for their busiest season with new rides, shows and perks, and we have rounded up a guide to the best new things to see.

    The newest fireworks presentation at Magic Kingdom uses lasers, lights, projections and pyrotechnics showing characters and scenes from more than 25 Disney films. [Walt Disney World]
  3. Meet 'rave pops,' the EDM-loving, hard-dancing 72-year-old who went viral via the Sunset Music Festival (w/video)

    Music & Concerts

    Alan Grofé is a 72-year-old, semi-retired entrepreneur and former tech executive with frost-white hair, two grown children and five grandchildren.

    Alan Grofe dances at the Electric Daisy Carnival festival in Orlando in 2016. [aLIVE Coverage for Insomniac]
  4. Humana adding 200 telemarketing jobs in Tampa Bay

    Economic Development

    TAMPA — Health insurance company Humana Inc. is hiring more than 200 workers in Tampa Bay. The Louisville, Ky.-based company said Wednesday that the new positions will focus on phone sales for Humana's direct marketing services department.

    Humana is adding 200 positions to its Tampa office. Theo Sai, chief medical officer for seniro products at Humana, is pictured in the company's Tampa executive office in 2015. | Rachel Crosby, Times
  5. Congressman wants Trump to pay for Mar-a-Lago travel


    WASHINGTON -- This bill won’t go anywhere, but give Rep. Alcee Hastings creative points with the TRUMPED Act, aka Taxpayers Require Urgent Mandatory Protection from Egregious Debt Act of 2017: