TAMPA - Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite who chastised the media for encroaching on her privacy amid the David Patraeus sex scandal, is reportedly shopping around a "tell-all" book to publishers, according to a New York Post report. ( http://bit.ly/SRB1ut )
The story claims the book will be "payback" for the public humiliation she's had to endure.
Kelley found herself at the center of a media storm when she informed an FBI agent that she was receiving threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the mistress of former CIA director Gen. David Patraeus.
Patraeus admitted to the affair with Broadwell, his biographer, and consequently stepped down from his CIA position.
Once the news broke, Kelley's Tampa home was swamped with reporters, and details about her friendship with Petraeus, "flirtatious" emails with Gen. John Allen and her reputation as social climber emerged.
Kelley's lawyer, Abbe Lowell sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa, asking how Kelley's name got revealed to the media during the FBI investigation of Petraeus' affair.
"You no doubt have seen the tremendous attention that the Kelleys have received in the media," Lowell wrote. "All they did to receive this attention was to let law enforcement know that they had been the subjects of inappropriate and potentially threatening behavior by someone else."
Lowell also threatened to take legal action if any more information leaked.
Friends told the NY Post the book will reveal Kelley's side of the cheating scandal.
Kelly and her husband, Dr. Scott Kelley, befriended Petraeus and Gen. John Allen when the generals served at U.S. Central Command, headquartered at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base.