Christine Beatty, one-time chief of staff and lover to former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, walked free from the Detroit’s Wayne County jail early Monday, according to USA Today. About two dozen supporters cheered and applauded as she exited at 12:09 A.M. from the Andrew C. Baird Detention Center. She thanked people for their support, as a group of family and friends shouted words of encouragement to her.