Today, Drew Peterson’s PR agency announced that Drew Peterson and the Idiot Woman-child, Christina Raines, will be featured in Friday’s upcoming issue of People Magazine.
Drew’s publicity agent, Glenn Selig, states, “For Mr. Peterson, this was an opportunity for People readers to see him in a new light.”
Ridiculous PR spin aside, it was also yet another opportunity for Drew to cash in on the notoriety that has surrounded him since he became the only suspect in his fourth wife’s, disappearance (and possibly the homicide of his third wife).
Last week we heard from Randy Miller of WGN radio that Joel Brodsky charges for interviews with his client, or as Joel so elegantly puts it, “Yeah Drew will do it. It’s going to cost you some money.” If a media outlet shows some qualms about ponying up cash, Joel tries to work out a barter, trading air-time with Drew for advertisement for his bar; as long as “the plug [is not] connected in any way to Drew Peterson or his attorney”.
Strange behavior from a defense team that has lashed out at every potential witness for the prosecution with accusations that they are speaking out only for financial gain.
When Drew’s old friend Ric Mims spoke of Drew showing him a fold-up gun in his possession, Brodsky dismissed it saying, “I think this is just another story that Mr. Mims is trying to shop to The Enquirer… He made money, you know, selling some pictures of a bed to The Enquirer. Now he’s trying to do it again.”
When the story broke that Drew’s once-trusted friends, Lenny Wawczak and Paula Stark, had worn wires to help with surveillance on Peterson, Brodsky fell back on the same line of attack, “…the reason Wawczak and Stark are talking now can be attributed to the fact that they are about to be evicted from their home, and they are in a dire economic situation….It seems obvious that they want to sell their story…”
So let me get this right, when Drew Peterson gets paid for media appearances that’s acceptable. It’s only distasteful and greedy when other people do it.
Say what Team Drew may like, Peterson is the only one in this situation with a publicist; the only one with a book deal, the only one plugging his lawyer’s bar, the only one calling in to radio stations, the only one allegedly charging $25 for photos with him, the only one talking to Vegas promoters about setting up pay-per-view fights with his perceived adversaries; and the only one making a disrespectful and ugly mockery of the dead and missing mothers of his children.