That was 1929. Things have changed.
The State Attorney's office in the Lisa Nowak case has released 250 pages of documents, and they make for steamy reading. We've posted some text HERE. Most of what you'll find are emails between Bill Oefelein, the fellow astronaut Nowak allegedly pined for, and Colleen Shipman, the Air Force captain he was seeing even before he broke up with Nowak.
You read right. Oefelein tells investigators that he did indeed have an affair with Nowak, starting in 2004. That apparently contradics her version, back in February, that their relationship, while "more than professional," was less than romantic.
"Bill is absolutely the best person I've ever known and I love him more than I knew possible," Nowak wrote in a letter to Oefelein's mother.Take a look, as well, at Gina Sunseri's REPORT on the case. She says there's no suggestion of past psychiatric treatments, drug use, previous arrests--just dysfunctional relatonships, marriages in tatters, and badly-hurt feelings. (Some of you had wondered before.)
As with so many tawdry cases, you almost can't help watching. Thoughts, as always, are welcome.
(can you say Nowak is possibly a victim of a flaming narcissist/cyberpath? We are not excusing her behavior - but nothing happens in a vacuum)