According to accounts of a secretly taped conversation between Elaine Whitfield-Sharp, and a friend, Woodward has been secretly negotiating a book contract and a newspaper deal, said to be with the Daily Mail. She is also described as a "pain in the ass."
Ms Whitfield-Sharp, 44, allegedly said on the tape, disclosed to the Mirror newspaper: "I don't want to be part of this. I don't want any more trouble with Louise Woodward than I have already got. I have to tell you that when this is over, I want to quit."
She was "flabbergasted" at moves to sell stories. "The agreement was ... that the Woodwards would never make any money on this at all. I find it a little strange when people have already contributed money in Britain that they are taking pounds 40,000."
Yesterday, United States police ordered an investigation into the arrest of Ms Whitfield-Sharp, who was the on the legal team that represented Woodward at her trial for murder of baby Matthew Eappen. The lawyer reportedly admitted to a policeman, who stopped her for drink driving, that Woodward, 20, was guilty of the manslaughter.
Yesterday, Ms Whitfield-Sharp said at her home, near Boston, where Woodward has been staying while awaiting the outcome of her appeal, that she was not drunk but had a seizure because of medication. There were also unconfirmed reports last night that Woodward has left Ms Whitfield-Sharp's home.
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