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Jill Kelley, the now-infamous whistleblower in the David Petraeus scandal, was blackmailed by his mistress Paula Broadwell, according to a new report.

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Kelley says she was “terrified” late last summer when he told her about an email, later revealed to be from Broadwell, and the barrage that followed.

“There was blackmail, extortion, threats,” Kelley told the Daily Beast in her first interview since the Petraeus scandal erupted three months ago.

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Jill Kelley, the woman who inadvertently blew the whistle on the Gen. David Petraeus scandal, claims she's been wrongly accused ... of trashing the Kardashians.

Kelley, who got to know Petraeus and Gen. John Allen as the social liaison of the Tampa base where they were stationed, is rich, hot and famous for sort of no reason.

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For that reason, she's been compared to Kim Kardashian and her ilk after her role in the Petraeus-Paula Broadwell scandal made her an overnight celebrity of sorts.

Jill Kelley was said to have resented this comparison, deeming it "the worst thing to come out of" the scandal. But sources close to Jill are now denying that statement.

Kelley views Kim Kardashian as a "beautiful and successful business woman" whom she highly respects. Insert one of many possible rebuttals right here, right now.

And tell us: Who'd you rather ... y'know?

 

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Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 special aired last night, and the #1 most fascinating of the electic mix of individuals was revealed at last:

David Petraeus!

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The special highlighted the achievements and antics of those that kept us enthralled for the past 12 months, from Ben Affleck to Gabby Douglas to Honey Boo Boo.

But it was Petraeus, the decorated U.S. military hero now disgraced by an affair that forced his resignation as director of the CIA, who took the top prize.

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Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite whose name is now synonymous with the David Patraeus scandal, is allegedly penning a book telling her side of the story. 

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Friends of Kelley told the New York Post that Kelley is shopping around a tell all book to publishers as her form of payback.

Kelley feels publicly humiliated after details of her personal life were leaked after she informed an FBI agent that she was receiving threatening letters from Paula Broadwell.

Broadwell is the infamous mistress of ex CIA head David Petraeus. 

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Jill Kelley is an unlikely figure to be involved in a major government scandal, but was instrumental in exposing the Paula Broadwell-David Petraeus affair.

How did the 37-year-old mother of three end up in that position?

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Kelley, an event planner, had e-mailed the mayor of Tampa, Fla., mayor before, according to People's new cover story, but never under these circumstances.

On November 14, she e-mailed Mayor Bob Buckhorn about news crews camped outside her home.

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Frederick Humphries has been identified as the shirtless FBI agent tied to Jill Kelley - the woman who indirectly blew the whistle on the David Petraeus scandal.

Humphries is the Florida-based FBI agent central to the ongoing, surprising sex scandal that brought down retired general and CIA Director Petraeus last week.

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At nearly every key moment in this bizarre and head-scratching case, Humphries has been there, lurking in the shadows ... sometimes without a shirt on.

Even before anyone knew who he was, someone set up the faux Twitter account @shirtlessFBIguy. All kidding aside, his role in the case was highly substantive.

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The content of the emails sent by David Petraeus' mistress Paula Broadwell to Jill Kelley - her perceived rival for the CIA chief's extramarital affections - are slowly being revealed.

In one email, Broadwell told Kelley she saw her touching Petraeus provocatively under the table and wondered if her husband was aware of her actions.

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Most of the other messages sent by Paula Broadwell (left) were similar, with one investigator calling them "kind of cat-fight stuff," according to the Wall Street Journal.

Broadwell also accused Jill Kelley of "parading" around MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where Kelley was a volunteer liaison arranging social events.

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Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson is weighing in on Gen. David Petraeus' affair with Paula Broadwell ... and says he can't really blame the guy.

After all, he's a man, and she's really attractive.

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"The man's off in a foreign land and he's lonely and here's a good looking lady throwing herself at him. I mean, he's a man," Robertson said in an interview.

He continued describing Paula Broadwell:

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U.S. General John Allen is under investigation over allegedly “inappropriate” emails he exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into CIA Director David Petraeus.

The commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and his ties to Jill Kelley mark the latest twist in this bizarre saga.

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In a statement, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said that the FBI had referred “a matter involving" Allen to the Department of Defense.

The statement said that Allen would remain commander of ISAF during the investigation and that he was “entitled to due process in this matter.”

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Holly Petraeus, David Petraeus' wife, is reportedly incensed that the now-former CIA Director cheated on her with Paula Broadwell after 37 years of marriage.

To say she's furious would be an understatement, his former spokesman says.

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Holly has not commented on Petraeus' resignation from the CIA, but former spokesman and family friend Ret. U.S. Army Col. Steve Boylan revealed what she's feeling.

"As you can imagine, she's not exactly pleased right now," Boylan told GMA, revealing that Petraeus told him that Holly was irate over the situation.

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