A California author and artist alleges that Amber Frey, who gained notoriety as the former girlfriend of convicted murderer Scott Peterson, violated a contract between them to write and market a book and a screenplay.
Peter Reynosa filed a lawsuit late Wednesday in Fresno County Superior Court, seeking either $250,000 or Frey's renewed cooperation on the book, titled "Memoirs of a Sex Addict," and the screenplay, "Myths of the Flesh."
It is unclear if the book was fiction or a memoir by Frey, but a document attached to the lawsuit that Reynosa said is a contract says authorship would be listed as "Amber Frey as told to Peter Reynosa."
The screenplay — which is fiction, Reynosa said — was at one point known as "Orgasms of the Dying."
"She was a collaborator," Reynosa said. "She was definitely part of (the book and the screenplay)."
Fresno attorney Tres Porter, who filed the suit on Reynosa's behalf, said it "would be to their mutual benefit if she would be a part of this. This is about an author wanting his work brought to fruition."
Frey did not respond to requests for an interview, but her father, Ron Frey, said the lawsuit was nothing more than an attempt to cash in on his daughter's name.
"They're just trying to make some money," Ron Frey said. "Amber really is a good person. She just steps in problems all the time."
Frey, who dated Peterson in 2002, testified for the prosecution at his 2004 trial. Peterson, of Modesto, was convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn child on Christmas Eve 2002 and now sits on death row in San Quentin prison.
Since then, Frey has published a book of her own, "Witness For the Prosecution of Scott Peterson," but also has been in the news over struggles to run a Clovis day spa and to keep her home out of foreclosure.
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