April 23, 2009
Not a good day for Drew Peterson. He was on “Good Day Chicago” (FOX) to discuss the wrongful death lawsuit being brought against him by his murdered wife, Kathleen Savio’s family. He thinks it’s just about greed and said his kids would get nothing. Not true. The money would be taken out of Drew’s control and into safekeeping for his children. It would safeguard their futures as Peterson could not access it to use for defense funds. And Savio’s family would get some as well. I don’t know the split.
They discussed his alleged fiance, Christina Raines, who has moved out, and then he talks about “daddy day care” — her 2 kids, Savio’s 2, Stacy’s 2. Finding girls – they send emails to his lawyer and “try to get with him”, Stacy and what he tells the kids, the wrongful death suit = greed. Then they talk about the suit itself, what Stacy’s pastor said, the biographer – Derek Armstrong – thinks he had something to do with it, Savio’s attorney, Mr Click, why so many relationships – media’s fault, and ends on dating and being a good dad.
JAN JEFFCOAT: You say now she has since moved out, what happened?
DREW: What happened? We just-I don’t even know what happened. [laughs] She comes she goes.
JEFFCOAT: What do you mean she comes and goes? You guys broke up?
DREW: We break up and we get back together.
JEFFCOAT: What do you tell your children now. I mean Stacy Peterson been gone for more than a year – what do you tell the two young children you had with her? When they say, ‘where’s mommy’, what do you say?
DREW: She’s on vacation still and SHE’S NOT COMING BACK.
My little girl is starting to ask a lot more questions about it but, uh, but, uh…
JEFFCOAT: Why do you say she’s not coming back?
DREW: I don’t say she’s not coming back. What did I say?
JEFFCOAT: You just said that. You just said, ‘I tell them she’s on vacation and that’s she’s not coming back.
DREW: I didn’t mean to say that. She’s on vacation, and we don’t know when she’s coming back. So I don’t know. My little girl keeps asking when she’s coming bad and I tell her I don’t know.
JEFFCOAT: Must be heartbreaking for you.
DREW: It is. Yeah, it is for me. Without a doubt. But it’s become common place for the kids.
JEFFCOAT: You seem to move around alot and have a lot of different relationships it seems. Why is that?
DREW: The media screwed up a lot of the relationships…they just don’t hold up.
JEFFCOAT: Why not just be a good dad and stop dating?
DREW (angry): Why? Why? Why does dating make me a bad dad?
End of interview. His anger was clear. Friday – the next morning he was on CBS with his two sons – the 16 y/o’s message was” he’s the best dad ever.
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