Daily Beast: John Edwards To Testify Under Oath About Relationship With Rielle Hunter

Posted by | April 23, 2010 17:52 | Filed under: Top Stories

Diane Dimond at The Daily Beast is reporting that former Senator John Edwards will testify under oath as to whether campaign funds were used to hide his relationship with Rielle Hunter. Also expected will be information about an alleged sex tape.  The case is Rielle Hunter v. Andrew Young.  And a federal grand jury is looking into how campaign funds were used.

Young appeared at all five hearings held in Superior Court in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He testified at three of them. Rielle Hunter never once appeared in court. Finally, Judge Abraham Penn Jones became satisfied that all her property (and all copies of the videotape) had been returned by Young. But for some reason Hunter continues to pursue the matter.

Since the suit lingers, Young’s defense team has employed an aggressive tactical stance: They’ve set no fewer than five dates for Hunter to appear to give her deposition. She’s failed to show every time, even after Judge Jones ordered her appearance on April 21. Young’s lawyers then filed a motion to dismiss the entire case based on Hunter’s “refusal to appear for deposition in this action.” Another court hearing is forthcoming on that motion, as well as one by Hunter’s team requesting all deposition testimony she gives be sealed from the public.

So now the screws are being slowly tightened, according to court documents seen by The Daily Beast. Former senator and presidential hopeful Johnny Reid Edwards has been notified his deposition is set for “May 13, 2010, and the deposition of another witness on May 24, 2010.”

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