Singaporean woman Audrey Lim involved in sex scandal in United States
Posted by temasektimes on June 22, 2012
A former executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), Michael Kelly was accused of having an affair with Ms Lim whom he appointed to head the agency’s department of human resources.
Estelle Richman, a U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department senior staffer who is once again taking control of PHA, confirmed that someone at the Philadelphia agency complained about the affair between Kelly and Audrey Lim.
A PHA spokeswoman today said Lim was hired on August 2009 as a Senior Advisor with a salary of $95,000 a year. Kelly put her in charge of human resources. Her title when she resigned on May 31 was Director of Special Projects with a salary of $125,000 a year.
Audrey Lim reportedly has two masters degrees and a doctorate from Penn State University.
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Mr Kelly, 58, who is married with three children, has admitted that his sudden resignation on June 15 was prompted by the revelation of his affair with Ms Lim who has since returned to Singapore.
Speaking to queries from the media, Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray’s spokeswoman Doxie McCoy said:
“He made a personal mistake. Mr. Kelly is a talented and committed public servant who is dedicated to expanding affordable housing in the District.”
Kelly, who lives with his wife in Washington, has not responded to requests for comment.