And you thought you’d heard all the dirty details after John Edwards finally confessed that he is Rielle Hunter’s baby daddy. Au contraire! The Politician, the book by Andrew Young—who you know as the Edwards’ campaign staffer who initially said he was the one doing the horizontal polka with Hunter, before it came out that Edwards was the culprit—comes out next week. NY Daily News has gotten its hands on a copy, and there are some serious zingers in there. For example …
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Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no. Two sources tell Gawker that during their affair, John Edwards and his mistress, Rielle Hunter, allegedly filmed a sex tape that contains “several sex acts.” Allegedly, Hunter is behind the camera at the beginning of it. Apparently Andrew Young, a former aide of Edwards’ who is publishing a tell-all book next month, is the one who found the sex tape at Hunter’s house.
Gawker hasn’t actually seen the alleged sex tape, so take this rumor with a grain of salt. But remember, Edwards admitted that he is the father of a love child, Frances Quinn, with Hunter, after denying it for two years.
Yuck. We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: poor Elizabeth! [Gawker] Keep reading »
In a twist that we sort of saw coming but still can’t believe, John Edwards has admitted to fathering mistress Rielle Hunter‘s 22-month-old daughter, Quinn. Though he lied about being the child’s father throughout his presidential campaign and beyond, Edwards seems to have realized that he couldn’t fake a paternity test. Apparently he’s been paying child support for the last year, and Elizabeth has known about this for about as long. Oh what a tangled web you’ve woven, Mr. Edwards. [Today] Keep reading »
A dishy new book proposal by a former aide says former Senator John Edwards wasn’t merely cheating on his long-suffering wife Elizabeth Edwards. According to Andrew Young, the senator promised Rielle Hunter he’d marry her after Elizabeth died from cancer in a rooftop ceremony in NYC with the Dave Matthews Band playing.
Urgent memo to Senator Edwards: Making romantic plans for after your wife’s death = tacky! [New York Times] Keep reading »
Maybe I should start reading the National Enquirer more often. They may have been right about John Edwards being the father of Rielle Hunter’s baby. Last August, Edwards confessed that he’d had an affair with Hunter, his campaign videographer, and went on to divulge way too much information on ABC’s “Nightline” about their trysts. But he’s always held fast that he couldn’t be the father of Hunter’s now 18-month-old baby because they were done before the baby was conceived. North Carolina news station WRAL says inside sources have told them that Edwards is close to stepping up to the plate and admitting he’s the baby’s father. Poor Elizabeth Edwards. I’m not sure which is worse—having a husband who cheated and denies having a love child or having a husband who has a love child. [Gawker] Keep reading »
We take anything we hear reported in the National Enquirer with a huuuge grain of salt, but the trashy tab was correct about John Edwards‘ affair with former campaign employee Rielle Hunter. Therefore, we’re inclined to give a listen to their wild ‘n crazy rumors. The Enquirer says Edwards allegedly took a secret paternity test that proves that he’s the father of Hunter’s 18-month-old daughter, Frances, and is allegedly arranging child support payments. Vicious rumor or another rare fact in the Enquirer? Time will tell. [National Enquirer] Keep reading »
Despite the fact that, like, dozens of politicians have been busted cheating on their wives since, John Edwards is still in the news for his affair with Rielle Hunter. According to the book proposal from former Edwards aide Andrew Young, a sex tape featuring Edwards humping Hunter exists. Young would know — he’s the man who famously took the fall for Edwards when he asserted that Hunter’s child was his not the Senator’s. But in the book proposal he admits that was a lie and that the child is Edwards’. He also says that Hunter told him that she and the Senator discussed getting married once Elizabeth Edwards passed away from cancer and that he actually found and has seen the sex tape the two made. Um, can I? Keep reading »
Ugh. REALLY, John Edwards? Really? Edwards admitted today to having an affair with Rielle Hunter and to lying repeatedly during his campaign for President. He denies that Hunter’s child is his, but says he has not taken a paternity test — he claims he cannot be the father based on the timing of the child’s birth. He maintains that he doesn’t and didn’t love Hunter and that the affair started after his wife Elizabeth went into remission from cancer. Apparently Edwards and Hunter, an aspiring filmmaker, met at a bar in NYC and then afterwards his campaign paid her to produce films for them, despite her inexperience. I cannot decide which would be worse — cheating on Elizabeth while she was battling cancer or cheating on her after she went into remission, because man, oh man, did she probably need her husband’s support during both of those times. And does the fact that he says he doesn’t “love” Hunter somehow make him less…disgusting? No way. It just makes me sick he would even address the emotional aspect of his affair, or lack thereof, as if it makes a difference. The Democratic Party better be thanking their lucky stars this guy didn’t end up their nominee. [ABC News]
Check out one of Hunter’s videos, after the jump. At around 1 minute 20 seconds, you can see Edwards blushing and flirting with the filmmaker, who is behind the camera. Guh-ross. Keep reading »