Aide: General Threatened to Kill Me if I Revealed Affair
Army captain testifies against Jeffrey Sinclair
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2012 10:50 AM CST
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair.   (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

(Newser) – The military hearing for an Army general accused of sex crimes involving female subordinates began this week, and an Army captain who allegedly had a 3-year affair with Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair testified yesterday that Sinclair threatened to kill her if she revealed the relationship. She admitted that, "in a (expletive)-up way I still love him"—the relationship appears to have been consensual at least at times, with text messages showing her calling Sinclair "Mr. Sexy Pants" and a birthday card expressing her love for him—but she said that he was extremely controlling during their relationship, forcing her to perform oral sex at least twice when she tried to end the affair.

"I was crying" during those attempts, she testified, adding that Sinclair was so controlling he even dictated how much water she could drink and when she could go to the bathroom while she was on an Afghanistan combat tour. Sinclair, who is married, rolled his eyes and sighed as the woman testified, the AP reports; the defense attempted to paint her as a scorned lover just trying to get revenge on Sinclair. The general is accused of forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct, and engaging in inappropriate relationships; the charges involve three more of his military subordinates and one civilian. More of those women will testify today, the AP reports.

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Nov 7, 2012 9:22 PM CST
I assume they'll get him under UCMJ Article 134 Conduct unbecoming an Officer and for screwing without a license; punishable by a General Grade Letter of Reprimand in his official military file and no second star for this dick. Time for him to submit his retirement papers and just fade away; I just don't see him pulling any bad time.
Nov 7, 2012 8:32 PM CST
Wake up American morons.The fascist global military empire is YOURS I know Dick Cheney, Lynn Cheney; and what a former US Senatror thinks of Dick
Nov 7, 2012 5:27 PM CST
It is called the "war against the American male" - search and destroy ,replace with chromosene deficiant homosexuals as a role model and thus govern the human kind same way as the bees or ants were dealt with. I don't see this man as a model of maleness but he is a product of sexual depravation and social manipulation of sexuality by non-sexuals . If he forced her to blow him of,was she perhaps toothless? just another attack on all of us , it is none of my bussines,damned if we do and damned if we don't. Just to make sure - heterosexuals are not homophobic just because they sense and see that there is something missing and something artificially added.