Police chiefs from two neighboring, eastern Ohio towns are being investigated after allegedly planning a break-in at the home of the surrogate who is carrying the twin daughters of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.
According to a local Ohio TV station, officials are investigating whether officers from the adjoining towns of Martins Ferry and Bridgeport, Oh., masterminded a burglary in order to gather info they could then sell to a celebrity gossip publication.
"I'm 100 percent innocent in this and my department is as well," Martins Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter told TV station WTOV in Steubenville.
Carpenter and the other officer reportedly under investigation, Bridgeport Police Chief Chad Dojack, remain on the job as the probe continues.
The alleged plot is the latest incident in a highly scrutinized pregnancy, which Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick announced at the end of April.
Last month, Sarah Jessica Parker said she is concerned about the health of the surrogate mother because of the intense media attention now focused on her.
Parker also said Matthew Broderick is furious about the situation that has potentially put the woman expecting twins on behalf of the stars in jeopardy.
"Matthew and Sarah Jessica have complete faith in the legal system," his publicist said.
"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."