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Drew Peterson: I'm Not Afraid of Law Enforcement

By Margaret Lyons in News on Nov 14, 2007 3:43PM

2007_11_14.todayshow.jpgDrew Peterson was on the Today Show this morning, chatting with Matt Lauer about his wife Stacy's disappearance and his former wife Kathleen Savio's exhumation. (Anyone know how to embed that video?)

"I can look you right in the eye and tell you I had nothing to do with either of those instances. I’m not afraid of law enforcement. I’m afraid of the media," he said. Maybe because he works in law enforcement, and Savio's 18 calls to the police about domestic violence resulted in jack shit.

He also says he believes Stacy ran off with another man. "Why would I look for someone I don't believe is missing? She's just gone. She's where she wants to be."

Peterson denies that an e-mail from Stacy to a friend that read "as I mature with age, I am finding the relationship I'm in is controlling, manipulative and somewhat abusive... If you could keep me in your prayers I could use some wisdom, protection and strength" is legit. He says it's fabricated, "like a lot of things have been throughout this case. This is a made-up e-mail."

According to Peterson, his two most recent wives were emotionally unstable, and he describes both marriages as "emotional roller-coasters" but denies ever being abusive.

If you can watch even a minute of that video without noticing Peterson's mouth-noises, our hat's off to you.