On the Record with Amber Frey
January 10, 2005
is "the other woman" in the Laci Peterson
tragedy: Amber Frey, whispy-blonde mistress to convicted
killer Scott Peterson -- the star witness who helped
bring Peterson to justice for killing his wife and unborn
son. "Extra's" Tanika Ray went on the record
with Amber to uncover how she felt about her part in
the most-watched and talked-about trial of 2004.
"I was scared. I was a very scared woman that had
no idea what was going on," Amber told Tanika.
So did she love Scott? "Those emotions are very
complicated," Amber admitted.
And what was the first thing that attracted her to him?
"He was just very charming, very comfortable to
be around," Amber said, but nonetheless, "The
only word that describes him is sociopath."
Amber played a key role in building the case against
Peterson when she agreed to help police gather evidence
by taping her phone conversations with Scott. "I'd
question him and then he just had a way of manipulating
the conversation," she remembered.
Now promoting her instant best seller, "Witness
for the Prosecution of Scott Peterson," 29-year-old,
single mom and message therapist Amber revealed a regret
about her relationship with the killer cad: "Being
with him on the first date." Even though she admits
to having had a little alcohol, she maintained, "It's
not an excuse."
As she makes the media rounds, Amber keeps attorney
Gloria Allred by her side, and even holds her hand when
the questions get personal. Allred told Tanika there's
such demand for Amber's side of the story that CBS just
purchased the rights to turn her book into a TV movie
- though Amber has given no thought to who she'd want
to play her in it.
Meanwhile, Amber agreed to get grilled by some "Extra"
viewers, answering questions sent in from our audience:
Question 1: Why did you write this book and why are
you capitalizing on such a terrible tragedy? "I
will agree it was a tragedy," Amber responded.
"I want people to understand that I have lost a
lot of work and income by my assistance with law enforcement,
and I owe it to my children to secure their future."
Question 2: Do you think Scott deserves the death penalty?
Answered Amber, "My question is, did Laci and Connor
deserve to die?"
As Peterson awaits his formal sentencing next month,
his ex-lover states she won't go to jail and visit him,
declaring she's done: "I have closure."