According to reports, officials in Ohio have seized Martins Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter's phone after learning he used it to take photos of the inside of the surrogate mum's home. A source has told TMZ.com that the cop allegedly took 15 pictures after he agreed to pry on the woman for a U.S. tabloid reporter.
Carpenter has insisted that he and a fellow officer were only messing with the National Enquirer journalist, and he is '100 per cent' innocent of any crime. However, the cop has admitted that he had once stepped into the surrogate's home in Martins Ferry, when he found her front door open during a routine house call. But he claimed that he left the property with empty hands after checking everything was fine.
Meanwhile, National Enquirer editors have insisted that they had no knowledge of the snoop deal. Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick have released a joint statement in regard to the investigation.
"Matthew and Sarah Jessica have complete faith in the legal system. 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," Contactmusic quoted them as saying in the statement.
The stars are expecting twins via the surrogate mother this summer.