Here is an update on the BGEN SInclair Art. 32 hearing from the Fayetteville Observer:
The woman at the center of the allegations against Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Allen Sinclair testified today about their affair.
She said she fell in love with Sinclair in Iraq, where the two began sleeping together.
“I felt like a silly school girl,” she said during a hearing on Fort Bragg. . . .
The woman testified she was originally led to believe Sinclair was in an open relationship with his wife. She said she thought she was going to meet Sinclair’s wife, but found out later that was not going to happen. . . .The woman said Sinclair kept coming up with excuses for not divorcing his wife, including his children and saying his family was moving from Germany.
The woman said her relationship with Sinclair started during their 2008 deployment to Iraq. At the time, she said, she was a lieutenant. The woman said the relationship caused friction between her and members of her unit in Iraq, and she was always terrified someone would know what was happening.
To keep the trysts secret, Sinclair forced her to urinate in garbage cans in his room, which she said she found humiliating.
She said she tried to end the relationship at one point, but she said Sinclair told her not to say anything or he would kill her.
“He said that he would kill my family and that he could do it in a way that nobody would know it was him,” she testified.
That was in Iraq, and it was the only time Sinclair threatened her, she said.
The woman said she repeatedly tried to end the relationship. At times during her testimony, the woman spoke through tears, and she was visibly shaking.