Frey, Amber 1975–
Frey, Amber 1975–
(Amber Dawn Frey)
PERSONAL: Born February 10, 1975, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Ron (a general contractor) and Brenda (a hospital supervisor); children: Ayiana, Justin. Education: Fresno City College, A.A.N.A.S.; attended Golden State Business College.
ADDRESSES: Home—CA. Agent—c/o Author Mail, HarperCollins Publishers, 10 E. 53rd St., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10022.
CAREER: Massage therapist.
Witness: For the Prosecution of Scott Peterson, Regan Books (New York, NY), 2005.
SIDELIGHTS: Amber Frey came into public awareness when it was revealed that she had been involved in a relationship with accused murderer Scott Peterson shortly before the disappearance of Peterson's pregnant wife, Laci. Frey and Peterson met through her best friend, who became acquainted with Peterson at a professional conference, and dated for several weeks at the end of 2002. During this time Frey was unaware that Peterson was married or that his wife was expecting a child. The truth surfaced gradually as Peterson first claimed to be a widower and then admitted to the marriage. However, once Laci Peterson disappeared and Peterson became a suspect, Frey recorded her phone calls to Peterson and later learned that the police had also tapped her phone lines, which later helped them in their investigation. Frey's book, Witness: For the Prosecution of Scott Peterson, offers her explanation of their relationship and describes her experiences during the trial and Peterson's eventual conviction. In a People article, Bill Hewitt recounted how "the testimony she offered about Scott Peterson was straight out of a bodice ripper: In a quiet but firm voice, she told how Scott used champagne and strawberries to seduce her on their first date."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Newsweek, May 5, 2003, Andrew Murr, "The Tale of the Peterson Tapes," p. 49; June 23, 2003, Karen Breslau and Andrew Murr, "A New Amber Alert: She's Become a Cable Fixture in the Scott Person Case," p. 54; August 23, 2004, Karen Breslau, "She Glitters, but Is She Really Gold? The Defense Takes Aim against Scott Peterson's Flame," p. 31; August 30, 2004, Karen Breslau, "In California, a Courtroom Thriller," p. 43; February 28, 2005, "All of the Tell-Alls," review of Witness: For the Prosecution of Scott Peterson, p. 13.
People, November 24, 2003, Bill Hewitt, "Amber's Story: Amber Frey Has Had Trouble with Men," p. 96; December 15, 2003, "Amber's Little Secret," p. 70; August 23, 2004, Bill Hewitt, "Star Witness: Scott Peterson's Ex-Lover Amber Frey Electrifies His Murder Trial with Tales of Wine, Roses—and Deceit," p. 84; September 6, 2004, Bob Meadows, "Getting Defensive: Scott Peterson's Attorney Mark Geragos Tries to Dull the Impact of Amber Frey's Emotional Testimony," p. 77.
Publishers Weekly, January 17, 2005, Daisy Maryles, "The Leading Witness," p. 17; March 21, 2005, Daisy Maryles, "Murder Times Three," p. 15.
About.com, http://www.about.com/ (September 11, 2004), Charles Montaldo, "Profile of Amber Frey."
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