Fame-to-memoir timeline: Early 2004-January 2005 (Roughly 11 Months)
Frey got more than just a boyfriend when she went on a blind date with the allegedly single Scott Peterson in late 2002. She soon got entangled in one of the most salacious trials of the 2000s. After she realized he was married and potentially guilty in his pregnant wife Laci’s disappearance that December, she became a key witness. She allowed police to tape their phone conversations and hired celebrity attorney Gloria Allred.
She became more than just a witness after her testimony during the June 2004 trial, when her affair with Peterson was presented as a main motive for the murder. Frey made haste in cementing her position as a moral woman caught up in a most immoral liaison. Her memoir, Witness: For the Prosecution of Scott Peterson, was published January 4, 2005—two months after Peterson was found guilty.
Witness made much of religion and fate in the book, claiming that her two illegitimate children and Scott’s behavior were God’s plan and that she drew from a deep well of faith throughout the ordeal.
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