Frey, Amber 1975–

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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."



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.

ONLINE, (September 11, 2004), Charles Montaldo, "Profile of Amber Frey."