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Petraeus lover 'filled with guilt and shame'

Published on Nov 20, 2012 6:00 AM
Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA director David Petraeus led to his resignation, leaves her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 19, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Speaking through her brother, the ex-lover of fallen CIA chief David Petraeus has broken her silence on the affair that led to his downfall, saying she is "filled with guilt and shame."

Paula Broadwell and husband Scott were captured by television cameras returning to their North Carolina home on Sunday after hiding out at her brother's house in the capital Washington since the scandal broke.

"She's been devastated by this," her brother, Mr Stephen Kranz, told People magazine in an exclusive interview.

"She is filled with guilt and shame for what she's done and she's incredibly sorry for the pain she's caused her husband, her family, Petraeus's family. She accepts responsibility for her actions and knows she made a mistake." "Now (she) is really focused on repairing and protecting her family and trying to really focus on her husband and her children and protect the kids from this," Kranz added.

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