Topic: sex scandal

‘Devastated’ Paula Broadwell Had Dreams Of Running For Office Or Being On TV

'Devastated' Paula Broadwell Had Dreams Of Running For Office Or Being On TV

It’s been about 10 days since Paula Broadwell became a household name. Before November 9, Broadwell was PhD candidate, wife, mother, and author of a new biography of General David Petraeus. Now, she’s a punchline on Saturday Night Live. Unsurprisingly, she’s having a tough time, even as her previous dreams of being a politician or TV star come to light. More »

6 Women Other Than Paula Broadwell Who Have Been Compared To Glenn Close In Fatal Attraction

6 Women Other Than Paula Broadwell Who Have Been Compared To Glenn Close In Fatal Attraction

“OK, let’s just say Paula Broadwell didn’t see Fatal Attraction in 1987 when it first hit movie theaters,” writes a columnist for the Huffington Post, chastising the woman who had a disastrous affair with General David Petraeus. “She was the exotic, globe-trotting Angelina to Holly’s stay-at-home, all-American Jennifer, with a touch of Glenn Close‘s Fatal Attraction crazy,” says Buzzfeed. Starting to sound familiar? That’s just the beginning. And this is hardly the first time that a powerful woman in love has been compared to bunny-boiling Alex Forrest, the character played by a wild-eyed Glenn Close in Adrian Lyne’s misogynyrrific classic Fatal Attraction. Don’t believe me? Read on. More »

Why It’s Not Fair That Paula Broadwell Could Lose Her Career After Petraeus Affair

Why It's Not Fair That Paula Broadwell Could Lose Her Career After Petraeus Affair

General David Petraeus, one of the most respected members of the military, beloved by Republicans and Democrats alike, resigned as director of the CIA on Friday, admitting that he’d had an affair. The other woman, as we all know now, was Paula Broadwell. Before last week, Broadwell was a distinguished military scholar, with a Master’s from Harvard and experience in counterintelligence. Now she’s being painted as nothing more than an aggressively sexy acolyte. Petraeus has lost his job, but Broadwell may lose her career, and that’s a shame. More »

HR Mistake Of The Week: Man Says He Was Fired For Affair, But Women Get Away With It

HR Mistake Of The Week: Man Says He Was Fired For Affair, But Women Get Away With It

This week’s what-not-to-do comes from a new lawsuit whose allegations, if true, are a textbook case of how to bungle the handling of a sensitive workplace issue. The story begins with a Senate aide in Minnesota who had an affair with the top Republican in the senate, and was fired from his $90,000 job as a consequence. Now he’s suing, saying that female employees who engaged in similar relationships were able to keep their jobs. More »

You Don’t Need To Be Famous Anymore To Ruin Your Career With Your Sex Life

You Don't Need To Be Famous Anymore To Ruin Your Career With Your Sex Life

A fifth-grade teacher lost her job this month because school administrators and parents were anonymously sent video images over the summer of the 35 year old woman having sex with another of-age adult and smoking marijuana. No under-age students? No secret porno career? No sexual harassment? Yes, the drug is illegal but, as our sister site Mommyish pointed out, as far as scandals go this is pretty boring but it was enough for Natalie Santagata, a teacher at Kingsway Elementary School in Port Charlotte, to lose her job. It now appears that celebrities are just like us. In the world of hacking and advanced social media no one is safe from having their private life invade their professional life and tarnish it. More »