John Edwards Admits Affair
Edwards says on Friday night’s “Nightline” that he lied as a presidential candidate about his relationship with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter. Edwards says he did not love his mistress, and that her baby isn’t his, although he did not take a paternity test. Edwards claims his sexual relationship with Hunter ended too soon for him to be the father. The baby was born on February 27, 2008.
The affair began during his presidential campaign after they met at New York bar in 2006. Edwards says his wife and family have known about this since 2006, and at the time the affair began Elizabeth Edwards’ cancer was in remission.
When the National Enquirer first reported the alleged Edwards-Hunter affair last October 11, Edwards, his campaign staff and Hunter vociferously denounced the report.
“The story is false, it’s completely untrue, it’s ridiculous,” Edwards told reporters then.
He repeated his denials just two weeks ago.
Edwards today admitted the National Enquirer was correct when it reported he had visited Hunter at the Beverly Hills Hilton last month.
The former Senator said his wife had not known about the meeting.
Edwards denies that he made any payment to Hunter to keep her quiet, although he says it’s possible some of his friends or suporters may have done so without telling him.Click here for reuse options!
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