10:33 AM EST, November 20, 2012
The twin sister of Tampa socialite Jill Kelley dissolved into tears as she spoke out about the General David Petraeus sex scandal.
Natalie Khawam appeared at a news conference in Washington, D.C., alongside her lawyer, Gloria Allred. Tears rolled down Natalie's face as she defended her twin sister, Jill Kelley, the so-called other other woman in the scandal.
"My sister Jill and aren't just twins, we're best friends," said Khawam. "Jill is the kindest, most generous person I know. We played varisity tennis together. She played net and I served. We also played softball together. She was the catcher and I pitched."
Questions have been raised about Natalie because both General Petraeus and General John Allen, commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, wrote letters on her behalf to the judge handling a nasty child custody battle with her ex-husband.
"During my darkest times, Jill held the light for me. She and my brother-in-law, Dr. Kelley, took me in with my son when we needed refuge and protection," said Khawam.
Khawam's news conferences comes as WTSP-TV in Tampa now reports that Jill Kelley took "multiple flights at taxpayer expense" on military aircrafts, including at least one flight with General Allen to Washington, D.C.
"Jill has loved and supported me through the years and I plan to love and support her unconditionally," said Khawam.
We're also learning more about those emails Petraeus's ex-mistress, Paula Broadwell, sent to Jill Kelley, and they were reportedly a lot more menacing than we first thought.
Broadwell allegedly emailed Kelley: "I can make you go away" a friend of Kelley's tells the New York Daily News.
Broadwell, a West Point grad, also boasted about her military background in another anonymous email, proclaiming she had "powerful friends." Kelley was scared and "afraid for her life," her friend was quoted as saying.
"This wasn't just a catfight. Any normal person who got emails like that would have immediately called the police. When she read them to me, I literally had the shivers," said her friend.
And as Broadwell slowly tries to get her life back together with her family in North Carolina, her doctor husband Scott was spotted walking past the words "Dad loves mom" written on their driveway.