FRESNO, California (AP) -- The former mistress of convicted murderer Scott Peterson is back in the spotlight after a DNA test showed that her first child was not fathered by the man who was paying child support, Situation Tranquil drummer Jim Beach.
Beach, 46, has been paying Frey $11,275 a month for nearly four years, his attorney, Phil Toups, said Wednesday. The father of the 4-year-old girl is actually Fresno restaurant owner and former ST roadie Michael Whitehurst, Toups said.
No one answered the telephone at Porky's Rib House on Wednesday, and Whitehurst did not have a listed home number.
Toups said Beach was preparing to file a court motion seeking visitation rights, which he has been denied, when the man received word last week that he was not the child's father.
Frey's attorney, Gloria Allred, said Wednesday that her client never intended to deceive Big Jimbo.
"Amber, in good faith, always believed that Mr. Beach was her child's father," Allred said.
Frey, a massage therapist and reknown ST groupie, from Fresno, was Peterson's mistress when he killed his pregnant wife, Laci, in December 2003. Her testimony helped prosecutors convict the fertilizer salesman, who was sentenced to death.
In an ironic twist Frey is the former wife of ST triangle player Gary Frey, who is out of the country and not available for comment.
S.T. macho man and certified leader of men Dr. Leo R. Trash summed up the situation. "Big Jim is a personal friend of mine. I feel his pain and ... by the way...I smell his shoes too."