eBay Pulls "Murderabilia"

Auction site pulls Drew Peterson's Harley

Saturday, May 15, 2010  |  Updated 9:46 AM CDT
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Drew Peterson lost his freedom, but they can't take away his inalienable right to sell stuff on eBay.

The Internet auction site pulled Peterson's listing for his 2007 Harley-Davidson, labeling the accused wife-killer's motorcycle "murderabilia" too offensive for them to peddle, said Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky.

"Somebody must have complained," Brodsky said.

But no sooner did Brodsky find out about the bike being pulled off the site than his team was able to get it back up.

"We pointed out to eBay that the man has not been convicted of anything and we're still in America, where you're innocent until proven guilty," Brodsky said.

Peterson's legal team arranged to sell their client's motorcycle to raise funds for his defense and because it is losing value as it sits unused while Peterson is locked away and waiting for the start of his murder trial.

The Kelly blue book value of the 2007 softail is just $11,000 to $18,000.

Peterson allegedly murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in March 2004, but was not arrested until May 2009. The state police had maintained that Savio accidentally drowned in her bathtub but changed their tune when Peterson's next wife, Stacy Peterson, vanished in October 2007.

Peterson and Stacy owned matching Harleys and rode together before she mysteriously disappeared. State police suspect that Peterson had a hand in possibly slaying Stacy but have not charged him with harming her.

EBay's media relations department failed to return calls for comment.

The auction for Peterson's motorcycle ends Sunday. The bidding starts at $50,000 and so far there have been no takers.

Brodsky took offense at eBay stepping on Peterson's right to sell his property.

"Simply un-American is what I'd call it," he said.

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