A report from NASA has revealed that the first space crime (that we know of) is officially under investigation.
Was it space piracy?
Something far juicier...
Floating high above our planet, Anne McClain allegedly marinated in the sour sauce of embitterment toward her estranged wife, former Air Force intelligence officer Summer Worden.
As we understand it and by her own admission, this lead to McClain accessing the bank account and her private financial records of her legal spouse unlawfully in a "highly calculated and manipulative campaign" to gain custody of Worden’s son.
Pictured: McClain with Worden's son.
The official charge for such an act is identity theft, with the possibility of further charges such as fraud arising should the investigation and evidence dictate.
McClain's lawyer attests that "she strenuously denies that she did anything improper" and "is totally cooperating."
McClain contests that until divorce proceedings are finalised their intertwined income comes from the account of Ms Worden and McClain accessed the NASA console aboard the ISS to monitor the spending habits of Worden.
The incident occurred earlier this year while McClain was in the early preparatory stages of the historical first-ever all-female spacewalk, which unfortunately never came to be.
McClain and Worden were married in early 2014 and separated in 2018 after an accusation from McClain that she was assaulted by Worden, who claims it was in retaliation over McClain attempting to gain custody of her son.
Worden denied any wrongdoing and the case was dropped several months later.
We will keep you up to date with the proceedings as they happen.
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