Andrew Young Claims Credit for John Edwards Admitting Paternity of Love Child

Andrew Young, a former aid for John Edwards, claims it was his upcoming tell-all book that prompted his old boss to admit to paternity of Rielle Hunter‘s baby. The former presidential hopeful confessed to paternity of the baby girl, Frances Quinn Hunter, in a press statement on Thursday.

John Edwards (Photo: Joey Gannon, Pittsburgh, PA)
John Edwards (Photo: Joey Gannon, Pittsburgh, PA)

“It’s been two and a half years [since the affair started],” former John Edwards staffer Andrew Young told ABC News.” For it to come out a week before my book is coming out… I’ve expected it a long time. I expected they were going to do a public relations campaign to promote him, which I’m very skeptical of.” Young says he doesn’t really buy the whole ‘loving and supportive’ father part of Edwards’ public admission of paternity. “All of a sudden he’s a doting, loving father of Quinn. I’m skeptical of it.”

Young said Edwards had no choice but to finally admit he was the father of Frances Quinn Hunter because of information included in his new book, The Politician.  “He is doing this a week before my book comes out where there is going to be stuff that he cannot, you know, there are voicemails. In his voice. And voicemails in Elizabeth’s voice that absolutely contradict almost everything that he has said,” Young said. “I think that he is trying, that he is going to do everything he can to deflect that.”

One of things the former presidential candidate is probably not going to enjoy is Young’s claim John Edwards did everything he could to cover up the affair and his fathering of the baby – including asking to have a paternity test faked and persuading Andrew Young to claim he was actually the father of Hunter’s child.

The Politician is due out on Feb. 2. Andrew Young will appear on 20/20 and Nightline on Jan. 29 to discuss his book and the John Edwards affair.

>> Previously:  John Edwards Admits Paternity of Rielle Hunter Baby at Last

Breaking- John Edwards: In A Hole, Keeps On Digging


John Edwards needs to get a clue and realize the National Enquirer isn’t gonna stop outing his ass until he fesses up completely. They’ve released new pictures of mistress Rielle Hunter and Edward’s “love child”.

John made a semi-confession to Nightline after The Enquirer splashed his infidelity all over the front page AGAIN, and the mainstream media FINALLY picked up the story. Since then, Edwards has been front-page gold for the mag, and this week’s print edition is no different. John told Nightline that he confessed his affair to his cancer-fighting wife Elizabeth in 2006. Reportedly, John neglected to mention that ELIZABETH was the one who brought it up, after a tip from a campaign staffer! The staffer walked in on John and Rielle and caught them in an “intimate moment”. Elizabeth, understandably, was FURIOUS.

While the Enquirer was dogging him, they discovered Edwards’ elaborate moves to cover up the affair, and, they say, the baby. Tons of money was involved, including a $50,000 private plane flight to get Rielle and the babe out of California when the shizz hit the fan. Bob McGovern, friend to both, arranged all of the meetings at the Beverly Hilton. (You’d think Edwards would be smart enough to at least mix up the meeting places…especially since the Enquirer was hot on his tail. Just another example of his incredible narcissism run wild.)

In the newest edition of The Enquirer, reporters tracked Rielle to St. Croix where they discovered Rielle and the baby staying in a luxurious oceanfront home owned by controversial trial lawyer Lee Rohn, ANOTHER close friend of Edwards. When confronted by an Enquirer reporter on August 15, Rohn snapped a terse “No comment!” when questioned about Hunter. Former Virgin Island Senator Anne Golden confirmed to the mag that “within 24 hours of their arrival that they were here and staying with Lee Rohn.” Guess she’s NOT on the Edwards payroll!

After the Enquirer found Rielle hiding out with Rohn, she was reportedly moved to a motel on the island before returning to Santa Barbara on August 17. A reporter for the mag saw Rielle back in her California home, which is being paid for by Edwards’ former finance chairman Fred Baron. She has an off-duty police officer guarding her house.

Quoth the Enquirer:

None of this is paid for by Rielle. The money continues to come from Edwards’s network of loyal supporters, with no explanation from Edwards why he is having his friends continue to support Rielle now that the affair has been made public. Edwards is not only aware of the hush money payoffs but orchestrated it with his team of former campaign advisors and now The ENQUIRER has discovered that a team of six more lawyers have been involved in the coverup and are funneling payments to Hunter, who has no money and no means of support.

The ENQUIRER has also learned that Hunter’s own lawyer advised her to allow Edwards to take a paternity test but she refused out of misguided belief that Edwards will marry her after the death of his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth.

Experts are now calling for audits of Edwards’ campaign finances, as well as possible gift-tax violations by Fred Baron and other individuals who funneled money to Rielle. Snarkista’s said before…follow the money. The National Enquirer is doing just that. John’s troubles aren’t CLOSE to being over, and he’s still looking for a bigger shovel.

Breaking: John Edwards’ Mistress Rielle Hunter Refuses DNA Testing

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.

John Edwards Should’ve Left “Stripped Bare” Out Of His Apology

In his apology for screwing around on his wife and probably fathering a child, John Edwards said,

“It is inadequate to say to the people who believed in me that I am sorry, as it is inadequate to say to the people who love me that I am sorry.
If you want to beat me up feel free. You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself. I have been stripped bare and will now work with everything I have to help my family and others who need my help.”

Dude, you should stay as far away from the words “stripped” and “bare” as you do from the TRUTH. Cry me an effin’ river, Golden Boy. Call Justin Timberlake. Now THESE are the most truthful words uttered by Edwards today:

In the course of several campaigns, I started to believe that I was special and became increasingly egocentric and narcissistic.”

Except for the “started to” part. Edwards has been so far up his own ass for so long that his hair is really chocolate brown. Hence the need for golden-boy highlights. He’s on TV now in tapes that the little ho-mewrecker made. On the private plane. While she “tries to transform his Ken-Doll image”. Snarkista KNOWS Ken..and John, you are no Ken. Now you’ve pissed off Barbie too! Seriously, he is an insufferable, pompous ass, who licks his lips like a lizard. Gak.

There is NO WAY Obama could nominate Edwards for Attorney General, as has been tossed about should Barack win the presidency. Edward’s political career is OVER. But the story isn’t. Snarkista says follow the money. There’s a LOT more coming on this one, with BIG monthly hush payments to mistress Rielle Hunter (not her real name!) and fall-guy Andrew Young (who has no job, but DOES have a multimillion dollar mansion). Apologies may not fix campaign-funding fraud. Somebody better watch him closely when he takes that paternity test. He’s gonna try to put the fix on that one for SURE. Trust Snarkista.

Breaking: John Edwards…Liar Liar Pants On Fire

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

Enquirer’s Still On John Edwards: Hush Money Cover-Up Scheme

The National Enquirer isn’t letting up on Senator John Edwards, and now it’s reporting his mistress, Rielle Hunter, mother of his “love child” – has been secretly receiv­ing $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 Edwards’ failed presidential campaign. This same man is said to be throwing cash at Edwards’ pal and former aide Andrew Young…who tried to take the heat off the ex-Senator by claiming HE’S the father of Rielle’s baby. According to the mag, Rielle’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 – who was closely involved with the campaign finances – is helping John. It’s likely this man doesn’t know all the dirty details of John’s extramarital affair, but is acting out of loyalty and is not asking a lot of questions – 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 men’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??!