Scott Peterson's Girlfriend to Testify

05/20/2003 AT 01:00 PM EDT

Amber Frey, the massage therapist who revealed she had a relationship with murder suspect Scott Peterson, says she is prepared to testify as a witness for the prosecution at his trial on charges of killing his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child, reports the Associated Press.

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Frey, 28, has also hired high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred, who said at a news conference in Los Angeles Monday, "In addition to being a witness, Amber is also a victim of Scott's deception. Victims are entitled to attorneys, as are witnesses."

On Tuesday morning's "Today" show, Allred answered questions about Frey's having possibly served as a motive for the killing. Allred, calling her client "a very brave woman," also said that Frey's testimony could be potentially damaging to Peterson's case.

Frey has said she did not know Scott Peterson was married when she met him in November. During Monday's gathering, Frey declined to answer any questions regarding the case or her upcoming testimony, instead deferring to Allred.

But Frey did explain that she is retaining Allred's services to fend off invitations from the news media and tabloids to sell her story, offers she says she does not intend to accept. (PEOPLE magazine does not pay for interviews.)

Scott Peterson was arrested last month after the mutilated bodies of his wife and baby washed ashore on San Francisco Bay, a few miles from where he says he was fishing when his wife disappeared from their Modesto home in December. Police are still combing the waters in search of evidence, though they have not stated what they are looking for.

Peterson has pleaded not guilty and remains in jail without bail.

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