Senator John Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter has issued a statement through her attorney saying she would not submit her daughter to a genetic test to determine the father of the girl born to her in February. How very convenient for John Edwards. This announcement comes a day after the former North Carolina Senator admitted to ABC News that he had an affair with Hunter. He denies that he got her pregnant, and said he would take a paternity test to prove it. He said the affair ended in 2006, before she would have become pregnant. Now it looks like we know why he made such a bold statement by offering to take the test.
Rielle’s family had been calling today for Edwards to take a paternity test, and her sister Melissa said “somebody must stand up for my sister” as reported by ABC news. Then, Robert Gordon, Hunter’s New York lawyer, issued a statement to The Washington Post that Hunter would not be tested.
She wishes to maintain her privacy and her daughter’s privacy, Gordon said. Furthermore, Rielle will not participate in DNA testing or any other invasion of her or her daughter’s privacy now or in the future.
Snarkista told you that John Edwards would fix the paternity problem one way or another. Looks like he just bought his way out! Remember, this is a multi-millionaire trial attorney we’re talking about. He’s SLICK and he’s sick. Nonetheless, Edwards will still have the follow-the-money problem involving the hush-funds paid to Rielle and Andrew Young that could involve campaign finance fraud. Snarkista thinks it would be a stupid idea to try to buy his way out of that.
The National Enquirer is saying that Rielle is in it for the long haul, and is in love with John Edwards. The mag says that the dark truth is that Hunter is waiting it out for Elizabeth to pass away, and wants to marry Edwards. Snarkista says all of the players in this scandal stink worse than pond scum. What a tragic, calculating, cold group of losers. Elizabeth Edwards deserves so much better.
Snarkista told you so! John Edwards is an effin’ liar. He’s admitted his affair. Still denying his love child, but that one’s coming too. The National Enquirer first started pursuing this story in October 2007, much to the denials of Edwards. I guess they finally broke him down:
Edwards told ABC News that he lied repeatedly about the affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter but said that he didn’t love her. He said he has not taken a paternity test but knows he isn’t the father because of the timing of the affair and the birth.
A former Edwards campaign staffer claims he is the father, not Edwards.
Ohh, well if he didn’t love her then that’s like it didn’t even happen, right? Whoever this staffer is, I want him working for me! Wow, someone willing to be that big of a fall guy? I think someone’s getting a ham for his Christmas bonus!
Source: Associated Press
The National Enquirer isn’t letting up on Senator John Edwards, and now it’s reporting his mistress, Rielle Hunter, mother of his â€œlove childâ€ â€“ has been secretly receivÂing $15,000 a month as part of an elaborate cover-up orchestrated by the former presidential candidate. And STILL the mainstream media ignores the story. Except for Fox News. Edwards must REALLY have some friends in high places!
The money is reportedly being funneled to Rielle by a wealthy colleague closely tied to Edwardsâ€™ failed presidential campaign. This same man is said to be throwing cash at Edwardsâ€™ pal and former aide Andrew Young…who tried to take the heat off the ex-Senator by claiming HE’S the father of Rielleâ€™s baby. According to the mag, Rielleâ€™s baby is a girl named Frances Quinn Hunter and was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. They report a source very close to the situation says:
A super-rich pal â€“ who was closely involved with the campaign finances â€“ is helping John. Itâ€™s likely this man doesnâ€™t know all the dirty details of Johnâ€™s extramarital affair, but is acting out of loyalty and is not asking a lot of questions â€“ only writing the checks
The year-long investigation by the magazine blew wide open the night of July 21 when its reporters caught Edwards making a secret late-night visit to Rielle and their infant child at L.A.’s Beverly Hilton hotel. Senator Edwards was confronted by reporters, but refused to answer questions and hid out in a public menâ€™s restroom until security escorted him off hotel grounds!
Rich-boy Edward’s behavior is unconscionable. His wife Elizabeth is dying of cancer, and he can’t keep his pants zipped. Snarkista’s WAITING for the mainstream media to break their curious, complete silence on the story. Who else is getting paid hush money??!