This will only go downhill from here ... ABC News reports that Gloria Allred, explaining why Natalie Khawam hired her, said "Natalie feels that it is important that the public understands why General Petraeus and his wife Holly both filed affidavits in support of her in her custody case".
Allred praised Jill Kelley's sister, Natalie, as a "loving, caring mother" and a "highly educated academic scholar and a successful attorney", but refused to answer questions about how the Petraeus couple or General Allen came to write the letters, and she declined the opportunity to explain the nature of Khawam's relationship with Allen.
A representative of Natalie's ex-husband Grayson Wolfe told ABC News that Allred had obviously not acquainted herself with the record.
In November 2011, the D.C. Superior Court ruled that Wolfe would get sole legal and primary custody of the child.
The judge in the custody dispute wrote that Khawam had "severe psychological deficits" and was "a psychologically unstable person" with an "unsteady moral and ethical compass."
The judge also wrote that Khawam "has exhibited an utter disregard for the child's interest" in maintaining a meaningful relationship with his father, that she "has extreme personal deficits in the areas of honesty and integrity," and that she has exhibited a "willingness to say anything, even under oath, to advance her own personal interests at the expense" of her husband, the child, and others.
"The court fully expects that Ms. Khawam's pattern of misrepresentations about virtually everything, including the most important aspects of her life, will continue indefinitely," the judge wrote. [snip]
Natalie Khawam is also deeply in debt and filed for bankruptcy in
Florida in April 2012. In a document filed with the Tampa Division of
the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Khawam cited $350,000 in assets and $3.6
million in liabilities, including $800,000 owed to her sister and
brother-in-law. Her listed personal property included six Chanel purses,
a Cartier watch, and a trove of diamond jewelry valued at $50,000,
including the watch. The items are in the possession of Khawam's
ex-husband, according to the court documents. (read it all and see video at ABC)