A NASA Astronaut's Divorce Has Sparked Claims of a Crime in Space: Report

Space.com | 8/23/2019 | Meghan Bartels
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The closely guarded private life of a NASA astronaut burst into spotlight in a New York Times report Friday (Aug. 24) on a messy divorce battle involving American astronaut Anne McClain that has apparently led to claims of identity theft against the spaceflyer.

The incident is rooted in a bitter separation with McClain's spouse, Summer Worden, the Times report continued. According to Worden, her bank account was accessed without her permission from a NASA-affiliated computer network, prompting her to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. A family member also filed a complaint with NASA's internal Office of Inspector General.

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Before the separation, McClain had been helping to raise Worden's young son from a previous relationship. That role included providing financial support, the New York Times report stated, and her lawyer said that she accessed the bank account for that purpose and without knowing Worden had requested she no longer do so.

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McClain and Worden had struggled over the child before, the New York Times report continued. McClain wanted to adopt him after the couple's wedding in 2014, but Worden refused; before the marriage dissolved, McClain requested parenting rights from a judge. McClain...
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