After his marriage to Carol resulted in 1980, Peterson was briefly engaged to 20-year-old Kyle Piry after which married 23-year-old single mother Victoria Rutkiewicz in 1982. His former stepdaughter, Lisa, instructed Fox Information’ Greta Van Susteren in November 2007 (showing solely in silhouette, her final identify withheld) that Peterson had been abusive towards each her and her mom throughout their nine-year marriage, and was a cheater. (Peterson denied her allegations of bodily abuse.)
Drew and Victoria divorced in 1992 and married 28-year-old Kathleen Savio that very same yr. Drew was 38.
Piry, who met Peterson when he was on the job investigating a criminal offense on the fuel station the place she labored, told Today‘s Meredith Viera in 2007 that she was by no means afraid of him when she was with him, “most likely naively.” She recalled, “He was enticing. He was humorous. He had a great wit about him. He was complimentary and that form of factor. He was charming.”
However, she did acknowledge among the habits—jealous, possessive, abusive—she’d heard about in accounts of his second, third and fourth marriages. “It appeared prefer it began with me,” Piry stated. “I heard his first spouse stated there was no abuse of any type—and possibly snowballed—with every lady bought a little bit worse.”
In the end she broke off their engagement after 4 months, Piry stated, as a result of “there have been too many issues that simply made me actually uncomfortable.” After that, he continued to stalk and harass her, even pulling her over to write down bogus visitors tickets, she alleged. Piry stated in multiple interviews that she referred to as the police on him after he pushed her when she returned to his home to select up a few of her possessions, however officers on the pressure who had been pleasant with Peterson inspired her to not press prices. They “swept it away,” she instructed ABC Information.