This is a partial transcript from "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren, August 17, 2004, that has been edited for clarity.
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GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: Joining us by phone is Amber's friend and former co-worker, Gary Hamm. Welcome, Gary.
GARY HAMM, AMBER FREY'S FRIEND: Thank you, Greta.
VAN SUSTEREN: Gary, how long have you known Amber and how did you meet her.
HAMM: I've known Amber for about five years and I met her at the gym.
VAN SUSTEREN: Tell us about Amber. What's she like?
HAMM: You know, Amber's a sweet girl as well as a co-worker. And Amber was a friend. She was very likable, a great co-worker, you know?
And I think Amber has been very hurt by all this because of many things. When I first met, you know, we're talking about Amber. Amber told me what a wonderful guy she met and how excited she was that he treated her wonderful and her daughter wonderful. And you know, in hindsight, it turned out to be a wolf in sheep's clothing. It's a just kind of sad for Amber that she was really excited. And what single girl wouldn't like a guy that had a great job, was a good-looking guy, had a lot of things going for her and just deceived her.
VAN SUSTEREN: Gary, after she went public on January, I think, 24, 2003, you spent time with her, or worked with her. What was the impact of the media, the publicity, on her?
HAMM: It was very tough for her to work, being that the media was following her around. A lot of her own friends were making money on the tragic loss. She had a couple of her own friends that would sell her out and sell pictures. And I think Amber was very hurt from it. I saw her cry a lot of times. She would use my office as a hideout and I would see her come in just totally drained and upset that the media was hounding her. She couldn't work. She couldn't raise her child. And her own friends are making money off a tragic loss. And I think that bothered her.
VAN SUSTEREN: We have no information on this at all, Gary. This is simply a hypothetical question on my part. But is it at all possible in your mind that after this trial is over that she's going to want a book deal or movie deal or some other way to sort of capitalize on her testimony?
HAMM: Well, I think with the loss that Amber suffered and going through just the horrible stress that she's been through — and Amber — poor Amber hasn't been able to work. She hasn't been able to go to school. I'm sure she will sell her story. I don't even know how she's making money. The poor girl isn't able to work, isn't able to function. She probably can't go out and go anywhere. I know when she was working with me, she couldn't possibly function. You know, she was coming to my office to hide out from work. She wasn't working because of the media.
VAN SUSTEREN: All right, Gary, thank you very much for joining us.
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