Jodi Arias, who is currently awaiting her September sentencing for a first-degree murder conviction, did not file a lawsuit against Maricopa County, Arizona’s controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio for contracting Hepatitis C in his custody. TMZ and other Internet sites reported that Arias filed a lawsuit saying she was given a Tuberculosis vaccine in custody and the needle was not properly sanitized. Jennifer Willmott, one of Arias’ lawyers, said the lawsuit is completely false.
Everyone should have suspected it as a fake, according to Willmott. The return address listed Arias as being at the 4th Avenue jail in Pheonix, but she is being held at the Estrella Jail. The signature on the lawsuit does not match Jodi Arias’ signature, which can be seen on her driver’s license. The lawsuit is filed without her attorneys.
The lawsuit also alleges that Arias was denied medical care after her breast implant leaked, among other claims. The lawsuit states that Nancy Grace colluded with Arpaio. The lawsuit alleges that Arpaio intercepted sexual letters between Arias and the cousin of Travis Alexander, her ex-boyfriend, whom she was convicted of killing, and leaked them to Grace. The lawsuit requests a restraining order against Grace and Arpaio because they are preventing her from getting a fair trial.
Arpaio seems to think the lawsuit is real saying, “Nothing surprises me with her. She’s just angry…because…I stopped all the media from going to jail to interview her.” He claims the lawsuit is Arias’ way of getting more media attention.