Peterson Asks Court to Rescind Gag Order
Scott Peterson’s attorney filed papers Monday in a Modesto court to lift a gag order silencing lawyers, witnesses and investigators, saying that it was unconstitutional and had failed to muffle the lawyer representing his client’s former mistress.
Defense lawyer Mark Geragos asked that attorney Gloria Allred, who represents Amber Frey, the woman who had a romantic relationship with Peterson before his pregnant wife vanished, be found in contempt for violating the order.
Allred said she was not subject to the gag order issued Thursday in Stanislaus County Superior Court by Judge Al Girolami. The order was intended to prevent more leaks, speculation and rumors in the news media that could jeopardize Peterson’s fair-trial rights. She said Geragos was trying to silence her.