Sorry for another pic of Brodsky but Rescue posted this story in the comments thread on the last post and I thought it was too good to get buried there.
CNN Video of the Interview. Worth watching!
Drew Peterson speaks to In Session
Posted: 03:20 PM ET
NEW YORK–Drew Peterson gave his first interview since the breakup of his relationship with former fiancée Christina Raines to anchor Lisa Bloom this morning on her show, Open Court. Peterson spoke via telephone to Bloom, who was joined in studio by Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky.
Peterson denied statements by Raines that their engagement was a “stunt” and maintained she initially proposed to him – saying Raines asked him five times to marry him before he relented. Brodsky revealed he was against the engagement because “the public reaction to Drew getting engaged or having a young woman move in with him right now was probably not in his best interest.” Watch Lisa Bloom’s Open Court segment.
For the first time, Peterson spoke out about his relationship with Raines. Peterson said he knew Raines since she was 15, and helped her out when she was a runaway or got into fistfights with other young girls. He said Raines was pressured to leave him, and by doing so she and her children left the “happiest, healthiest environment that she ever lived in.”
Peterson denied asking Raines to wear clothes belonging to his missing wife, saying instead that he offered her clothing he was packing up because Raines didn’t have very much. He called the actions of Raines’ father, coming to his home with a film crew to get Raines’ belongings, a “stunt.” Brodsky said he was on the phone with Peterson during the incident, and said the stuff was already “all packed up and ready to go.”
Peterson talked about the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, his missing wife, and insisted that she left him. He said he tells his younger children that Stacy is “on vacation.” Pressed by Lisa Bloom for details, Peterson, for the first time, said he “agreed that it was suspicious circumstances.” He had no explanation as to why there are no phone records, texts, emails or other evidence to substantiate his story that Stacy Peterson ran off with another man.
–In Session staff