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Amber Frey Goes 'On the Record'

This is a partial transcript from "On the Record," January 11, 2006, that has been edited for clarity.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: Laci Peterson's mother, Sharon Rocha, says the moment police showed her pictures of Scott Peterson and Amber Frey, she knew Scott had murdered her daughter and her unborn grandson. Amber Frey later helped put Scott on death row. She taped their phone conversations, and her dramatic testimony helped convince jurors that Peterson was a killer.

Amber joins now us live from Clovis, California. She wrote a book about her experience called, "Witness for the Prosecution of Scott Peterson." Amber's lawyer, Gloria Allred, joins us live in New York.

Amber, have you had a chance to follow Sharon Rocha and the book, "For Laci," that's just been published?

AMBER FREY, SCOTT PETERSON'S FORMER LOVER: No, not entirely, Greta.

VAN SUSTEREN: Do you have any intention of reading the book?

FREY: I think it would be interesting to read and, you know, have a little more insight about who Laci was and her family and friends. So I haven't at this point, but in the future, yes.

VAN SUSTEREN: Gloria, have you read it or looked at it?

GLORIA ALLRED, AMBER FREY'S ATTORNEY: I've read parts of it. I've read the parts that have to do with Amber. And I have a lot of respect for Sharon Rocha. She is the mother of a murder victim. It's a horrible, horrible nightmare that she's had to suffer. And I'm glad that, like Amber, she's chosen to tell her story and that people have an opportunity to know about it.

VAN SUSTEREN: Amber, throughout the book, Sharon talks about her immense pain, but she also takes the chance to talk about other different aspects of the book, including the first time she met you. And she wrote -- this was the day after you'd had your press conference and you met Sharon at Sharon's home -- and she said, "It was strange having her there. She was my daughter's husband's lover, and I couldn't help but feel she'd been a contributing factor in Laci's disappearance, though I knew Amber personally didn't have anything to do with it."

Do you remember that day, talking to Sharon?

FREY: I do.

VAN SUSTEREN: What was it like for you?

FREY: Well, that evening, after my press conference at the Modesto Police Department, I had received a phone call from her thanking me for coming forward. And I don't remember at what point it was discussed, but she wanted to meet me. And so the following day, I had went to her home. And you know, there were a lot of emotions and, you know, I guess anticipation for me, and I'm sure for her, as far as meeting and, you know, discussing conversations that Scott and I had had in our relationship. So you know, it was difficult on both parts, I'm sure.

VAN SUSTEREN: Do you remember walking through that door and first seeing Sharon, I mean, what you thought, how you felt immediately?

FREY: I'm not sure if relieved is the right word, but just the fact that I wasn't alone anymore and that there was -- I'm kind of lost for words. I'm not sure if I'm looking for -- there was some comfort, as far as even, you know, meeting Laci's friends and getting to know a little bit more about who Laci was and not being so isolated, at least for me, and what I had gone through.

VAN SUSTEREN: Gloria, the book is selling enormously well. I mean, I saw the numbers on Amazon earlier today. People are interested. I was interested in reading it cover to cover. Why is it that this captured our attention?

ALLRED: Well, I think that there's still some missing parts of the puzzle that people want to know about it. And they wanted to know what it was like for Amber, what she went through, her relationship with Scott Peterson, what she went through with the police and the prosecution and being the highest-profile key witness in the highest-profile criminal murder case in the country at the time and how she endured all that stress.

And I think they want to know from the mother how it was, I mean, to have to suffer all of that pain for four months. Sharon didn't know where her daughter was, whether she was a live or dead. It must have been excruciating for her. And then after that, you know, finding out that her son-in-law, whom at first she thought never could have done such a thing, was in fact, leading a double life, had lied and was a chronic liar and betrayed Laci and betrayed the family and the ultimate betrayal, killing her daughter. So I think they want to know from a mother's point of view exactly what she went through, and I think they're finding that out in her book.

VAN SUSTEREN: Amber, it's been almost three years since your last communication, at least, the last time I know you've communicated with Scott. Anything letters from him, anything in the past three years?

FREY: No.

VAN SUSTEREN: Any interest at all in contacting him?

FREY: I have no interest at this time. You know, it's not my current thought.

VAN SUSTEREN: Amber, when you read the book, I mean, besides the immense pain that Sharon feels -- and it's woven throughout this entire book -- Sharon also has questions. She has questions like she wants to know how her daughter died, when her daughter died, why her daughter died, why he had to do it. Do you have separate questions that aren't answered for you that you'd like Scott to answer?

FREY: Well, we all know, as far as how he's been and came across, you know, I don't think there would be a straight answer, one. I mean, I guess, if it was possible, I guess the big question would be why.

VAN SUSTEREN: Why he did it.

FREY: Right.

VAN SUSTEREN: Gloria, you going to write a book? It seems like, you know, we're getting all sorts of angles on this case. And we've had Amber's book. We have Sharon's book. We have Ann Bird's book. And you know, we're getting different viewpoints. What about yours?

ALLRED: Well, actually, Greta, now that you asked, I do have a book coming out on February 7, "Fight Back and Win: My 30-Year Fight Against Injustice and How You Can Win Your Own Battles." And there's a chapter about Amber in the book. But most of the book, frankly, is about a lot of other high-profile cases in which I've been involved and, hopefully, will give also some empowerment tips to people about how they can win their own battles.

VAN SUSTEREN: And we look forward to reading that.

ALLRED: Thank you.

VAN SUSTEREN: Amber, nice to see you again. Gloria, thank you for joining us.

FREY: Thank you, Greta.

VAN SUSTEREN: Thank you both.

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