Florida socialite Jill Kelley reveled in her close ties to senior military men and bombarded General John Allen with emails, a military source has revealed today.
Mark Rosenthal, a civil liaison officer for the MacDill Air Force base in Tampa where Central Command is based, said he was appalled by the flirty behavior of Jill Kelley at lavish parties she hosted in her $1.3 million home.
He warned 37-year-old Jill Kelley, a mother-of-three who is married to cancer surgeon Dr. Scott Kelley, to stop bombarding the general with emails. General John Allen is the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
“I called her probably three times and told her not to send any more emails,” Mark Rosenthal told the Tampa Tribune.
“I thought it was ridiculous. Who the hell is she. These guys are protecting the world.”
Mark Rosenthal, a civil liaison officer, said Jill Kelley was “loud, ostentatious and revealing” at the parties where she kissed and hugged high-ranking military officials. Rosenthal said she wore revealing short skirts at the parties.
Other sources said Jill Kelley never spoke with anyone below the rank of colonel and focused on those officers with the most power.
Mark Rosenthal was aware the Tampa socialite was bombarding General John Allen with thousands of emails. He said Kathy Allen complained to his wife about the emails and he contacted Jill Kelley to ask her to stop.
Since becoming a key player in the military sex scandal, Jill Kelley has had access denied to the MacDill Air Force base.
Jill was among a handful of civilians who had easy access to the base in her role as a unpaid liaison officer and “honorary consul”.
The scathing portrayal came as her husband Dr. Scott Kelley was pictured for the first time today since being dragged into the media spotlight.
Dr. Scott Kelley, a renowned cancer surgeon with his own charitable foundation, was seen leaving his mansion which overlooks the bay this morning.
The surgeon looked weary as he left home wearing a shirt and tie. As he made his way to his car, Dr. Scott Kelley glared at the photographers who have been camped outside his property for several days.