Television reporter Tamron Hall, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a strip-club boss and a model whom Jesse Jackson Jr. has acknowledged was a “social acquaintance” are among 12 people Sandi Jackson is seeking to make part of her intensifying divorce case in Washington, D.C., new court filings show. T
he filings mark the latest salvo in the high-profile case, which had been simmering down after Jesse Jackson Jr., the former South Side and south suburban congressman, and Sandi Jackson, Chicago’s former 7th Ward alderman, had agreed to litigate the matter in Washington, where Sandi Jackson lives with the couple’s two children, rather than in Chicago, where the former congressman is living. In late April, the pair, who each served prison time for diverting $750,000 in political campaign contributions for their personal use, had agreed to mediate their divorce case to avoid a potentially sensational trial where allegations of “extramarital affairs” could be publicly detailed, according to court records. But those mediation proceedings fizzled, and a trial date has now been set for Jan. 8, 2018.
This is very bad timing for Tamron Hall who is just resurrecting her career after leaving NBC’s TODAY show.