Carter, who is now in private law practice in Santa Ana, could not be reached for comment. But in the past he has refused to discuss his relationship with Johnson. His attorney, Byron K. McMillan, said Tuesday that Carter would again have no comment. Johnson has changed addresses and could not be located for comment.
After allowing investigators to tape one conversation, in which Carter asks to meet her for "love and friendship" and reminds her she "owes" him, Johnson decided against continuing her cooperation with the police. She had agreed to meet Carter at her Costa Mesa apartment the next day. Carter was placed under surveillance, and police saw him stop at a shopping center near her home and use the telephone. But the meeting never took place.
Johnson later told police that she decided not to show up after an attorney for another prostitute friend of hers advised her against it. The attorney, Al Stokke, claims he doesn't remember the incident.
Johnson's diaries show a confused young woman who fell in love with several different men while at the same time conducting a lucrative prostitution business. In one entry, she states her relief that her boyfriend still cares about her, and in the next paragraph discusses a client: "He's a sweetie! $100 ea. visit."
She also discusses how she had worked a 20/30 club party the year before her 1984 arrest and had enjoyed it. In an entry before the 1984 party, she states that "this is a big shindig --with every member of the 20/30 Club present--that's 160 men!"
Other information released by the Fullerton Police Tuesday includes a long list of men's names confiscated from Johnson, one of whose is Carter's, with his home telephone number. Next to the names of several men she has drawn hearts, some of them double hearts, but none next to Carter's name.