As the General Sinclair moves through the sentencing phase more details about Sinclair’s behavior is coming out:
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The wife of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, who has supported him from the time he was charged with sexual assault two years ago, described her husband in a statement Tuesday as consumed by guilt and remorse for an adulterous affair with a junior officer under his command.
The statement came as a prosecution witness testified that suspicions of the three-year affair with an Army captain had become so widespread that a military skit at a roast for Sinclair in 2010 featured soldiers portraying the general and his lover as they prepared to engage in oral sex. (………)
She said her family had been “dragged through the mud” by the media, Army prosecutors and “that party” — her term for the woman with whom her husband had the affair. She asked why “that party has been protected and permitted to lie under oath with no consequences.”
[Stars and Stripes]
Read the whole thing at the link, but there is no doubt that Sinclair is sleazy and deserves whatever punishment he gets.
Here is something else I found of interest in the article:
Also Tuesday, Army prosecutors put on the stand the lieutenant who was asked for a date by Sinclair after he told her he was “smitten” by her. She declined because she “just didn’t think it was right,” she testified.
The lieutenant said publicity about the case had damaged her career and “done me a disservice.”
The testimony was intended by prosecutors to demonstrate that Sinclair’s behavior has harmed female service members and that the general should be punished accordingly.
The lieutenant, one of just a handful of women serving as a field artillery officer, said senior male officers are now wary of her and refuse to meet with her alone in their offices. “I feel this case has worked against me,” she testified.
First of all how sleazy must Sinclair be to be hitting on a lieutenant that is probably not even half his age? Secondly the lieutenant probably has not been in long enough to realize that there is nothing wrong with her, but it is pretty much standard practice for male leaders to have a witness in their office when meeting with junior female servicemembers. When you look at today’s environment of being guilty until proven innocent, one false accusation can end a career that the senior leader spent years with much sacrifice building.