Gloria Allred joins Petraeus scandal fray to represent Jill Kelley's twin
Natalie Khawam seems to share the high political aspirations – and messy personal finance history – as her twin sister
Posted by Katie Rogers, Tuesday 20 November 2012 10.34 EST, guardian.co.uk
It's so reliable now that it's nearly a law of physics: when a scandal generated by celebrities hits its salacious peak, celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred enters the fray.
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Allred's latest engagement is likely to bring more tabloid juice to the already pretty kooky cast of characters surrounding the David Petraeus scandal. Allred will represent Jill Kelley's twin, Natalie Khawam, who appears to share the same elitist political ambitions – and spotty personal finance history – as her sister.
Allred and Khawam are slated to hold a press conference Tuesday in Washington to "explain Natalie's relationship with General Petraeus and his wife Holly".
Though Allred's forte seems to be representing scorned women in cases of high-profile adultery, the Petraeus scandal appears to be the first time she has managed to insert herself in a situation that has embattled such high ranking military officials. For her part, Khawam's exact role seems to be unclear, though the Huffington Post reported last week that she'd received letters from Petraeus and his Afghanistan successor General John Allen vouching her good character in contentious child custody proceedings with her ex-husband.
We'll update this blog post as the presser happens, but in the meantime, take a look at Allred's most high-profile legal cases, beginning with OJ Simpson and ending with transgender Miss Universe contestant Jenna Talackova.