Rielle Hunter is headed to court over an alleged John Edwards sex tape she made with the disgraced presidential hopeful while she was pregnant with his love child.
Rielle Hunter has reportedly obtained a court order demanding former John Edwards aide Andrew Young turn over alleged racy photos and videotapes she says belong to her. The order, according to CBS News, “speaks to video recordings and photographs that depict matters of a private and personal nature.”
Andrew Young talks about the video tapes and photographs in his new book, The Politician. Young says he found a sex tape made by Hunter and Edwards shortly before the January 2008 presidential campaign kicked into full swing.
Andrew Young claims the tape clearly shows John Edwards having a sexual encounter with a woman who is “visibly pregnant” and wearing a ring similar to one Rielle Hunter has been seen wearing.
Young has so far refused to turn over the alleged sex tape and photographs, but is reportedly communicating with police at the Orange County, N.C. Sheriff’s Office regarding the battle with Rielle Hunter over possession of the materials.
Personally, we hope if there is a John Edwards sex tape, it gets burned in a fire before it gets leaked somewhere. Hasn’t Elizabeth Edwards suffered enough? The poor lady really doesn’t need her husband’s naked cheating ass splashed all over the Internet to deal with too. At least she finally officially announced her seperation from the sleazebag. We hope those divorce papers are in the works…
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 theÂ baby girl, Frances Quinn Hunter,Â in a press statement on Thursday.
“It’s been two and a half years [since the affair started],” former John Edwards staffer Andrew Young told ABC News.â€ 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.Â Â “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 thingsÂ the formerÂ presidential candidateÂ 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.
Former presidential candidate John Edwards has finally confessed, publicly, he is the father of Rielle Hunter‘s baby daughter. Edwards previously denied he fathered baby Frances Quinn repeatedly. Before that, he denied, vehemently, that he had ever even cheated on his wife with Rielle Hunter.
John Edwards confirmed his paternity of Rielle Hunter’s almost 2-year-old toddler in a press statement on Thursday. “I am Quinn’s father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter, and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me,” Edwards said. “To all those I have disappointed and hurt, these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.”
Yeah, we’re sure your cancer-strickenÂ wife, Elizabeth Edwards, and your three children with her – Cate, Emma and Jack – are really feeling your apologies about now. As for the child you denied fathering for two years, we can only shudder at what kind of messed up head that poor girl is going to have from all this.
John Edwards should have just given it up when the National Enquirer first plastered his affair with Rielle Hunter all over their front page. Being caught with your pants down is one thing – even presidents have survived that. Lying about it to the entire world over and over again – that’s the part that really makes you look like a douche bag. Edwards once called the National Enquirer stories about his affair â€œtabloid trash thatâ€™s full of lies.â€ We’re thinking that label actually applies pretty well to Edwards himself right about now.
Even worse, Edwards is still under investigation for possibly using money raised for his presidential campaign to try to cover up the affair with Hunter.
Can you imagine if we’d elected this guy president? He’d deny for years he accidently launched a nuclear strike on Iran, blame it on one of his staffers and then only admit he did it and was “truly sorry” about it years later. We’re thinking the country dodged a bullet on that one.
Former presidential candidate John Edwards is reportedly ready to admit he is the father of ex-lover Rielle Hunter‘s baby. Edwards previously copped to cheating on wife Elizabeth Edwards, but declared he could not be the father of Rielle Hunter’s child due to the “timing” of the affair.
Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards denied the affair with Rielle Hunter at first, but was forced to come clean after the National EnquirerÂ continued to pursue the story relentlessly, eventually tracking down John Edwards visiting Rielle Hunter in a Beverly Hills hotel last summer. However, he has repeatedly denied being the father of Rielle Hunter’s 18-month-old baby, saying the affair ended before the baby was conceived.
Edwards’ campaign aide Andrew Young claimed to be the child’s father, but has allegedly backed down from the paternity story and is penning a memoir that names Edwards as the real baby daddy. The child’s birth certificate does not list a father. The National Enquirer claims Edwards took a DNA test which conclusively proved he is the father of Rielle Hunter’s child.
If John Edwards does finally admit to fathering Rielle Hunter’s daughter, it is likely only because he is facing possible criminal charges over the affair. A grand jury is currently investigating whether Edwards and his staff may have improperly used campaign funds and possibly even paid Hunter to keep quiet about the affair and the baby with campaign money.
* Update: According to BostonHerald.com, John Edwards’ attorney Wade Smith has stated the former presidential candidate currently has no plans to release a statement regarding the paternity of Rielle Hunter’s baby. “No statement is planned,” Smith said, according to BostonHerald.com. “We have no sort of schedule or timetable.”
Interesting that Edwards’ attorney neither confirms or denies the source information saying Edwards is the father, nor does he say that a statement will not be forthcoming at all. Simply that there is no “sort of schedule” for making one…