Cops involved in burglary plot to dig up dirt on SJP's surrogate?
Two Ohio police chiefs are under investigation for allegedly masterminding a plan to break into the home of the woman carrying the twin daughters of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, supposedly to dig up dirt and sell it to a tabloid.
Investigators have evidence that Martins Ferry, Ohio, Police Chief Barry Carpenter and Bridgeport Chief Chad Dojack knew about the scheme to sell voicemails left by Parker, TMZ reported. They were also allegedly trying to photograph the homes interior, TMZ reported.
Carpenter recently told an Ohio television station he is innocent, and neither chief has stepped down during the investigation, which will take between two and three weeks to complete, according to TMZ. The surrogate mothers home has been broken into recently, but it wasnt clear if it was by the cops, or whether they ever carried out the alleged scheme.The couple's reaction yesterday to the bizarre alleged crime was measured.
"Matthew and Sarah Jessica have complete faith in the legal system, Broderick's spokesman Simon Halls told TMZ. But because it's a criminal investigation, we will not be making any more comment. What I can say is the entire family looks forward to the healthy delivery of their daughters later on this summer."
Halls did not comment further yesterday and the prosecutor assigned to the case did not return a call seeking comment.
The woman, who has been identified as Michelle Ross, and her friends and family have been barraged by paparazzi since her name was leaked last month. Parker told Access Hollywood last month she was worried about the woman's health and the health of her unborn daughters.
The most unsavory things have been done, she told the entertainment show. She's had her phone hacked, her personal computer information hacked, she's had threats against her and true harassment.