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, advised 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 12 months. Drew was 38.
Piry, who met Peterson when he was on the job investigating against the law 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, “in all probability naively.” She recalled, “He was enticing. He was humorous. He had a superb 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 mentioned. “I heard his first spouse mentioned there was no abuse of any kind—and possibly snowballed—with every girl obtained a bit worse.”
Finally she broke off their engagement after 4 months, Piry mentioned, 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 mentioned in multiple interviews that she known as the police on him after he pushed her when she returned to his home to choose up a few of her possessions, however officers on the drive who had been pleasant with Peterson inspired her to not press expenses. They “swept it away,” she advised ABC Information.