Former presidential candidate John Edwards was squirming during his interview with Bob Woodruff on Nightline. Edwards admitted he had an affair after the National Enquirer broke the story that was ignored by the mainstream media. He also denied giving payoff money to his mistress and fathering a baby which he claimed was "impossible." Elizabeth Edwards posted a formal statement on the Daily Kos website.
Our family has been through a lot. Some caused by nature, some caused
by human weakness, and some – most recently – caused by the desire for
sensationalism and profit without any regard for the human
consequences. None of these has been easy. But we have stood with one
another through them all. Although John believes he should stand alone
and take the consequences of his action now, when the door closes
behind him, he has his family waiting for him. source Watch a campaign video John Edwards hired aspiring filmmaker Rielle Hunter to film for his presidential campaign website.
John Edwards admitted to ABC News in an interview with Bob Woodruff Friday that he repeatedly lied about an extramarital affair with a 42-year old campaign employee, but strenuously denied being involved in paying the woman hush money or fathering her newborn child. The former Democratic U.S. senator from North Carolina said he would be willing to take a paternity test and divulge the results publicly.
"Two years ago I made a very serious mistake, a mistake that I am responsible for and no one else. In 200http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/8/8/193337/7354/473/5649896, I told Elizabeth about the mistake, asked her for her forgiveness, asked God for his forgiveness. And we have kept this within our family since that time." source
John Edwards campaign video shot by his mistress Rielle Hunter. Rielle Hunter released the following statement through a spokesperson: "The innuendoes and lies that have appeared on the internet and in the National Enquirer concerning John Edwards are not true, completely unfounded and ridiculous. My video production company was hired by the Edwards camp on a 6 month contract, which we completed December 31, 2006. When working for the Edwards camp, my conduct as well as the conduct of my entire team was completely professional. This concocted story is just dirty politics and I want no part of it."
"Extra" exposes the mystery woman at the center of the scandal -- Rielle Hunter, a documentary filmmaker, who denies the affair. She spoke to "Extra" in February 2007 about her relationship with Edwards -- including their reported meeting in a Big Apple bar.
"It was a random meeting," dishes Hunter. "He was in a business meeting in New York, and I was in the same place." Rielle went on to propose an idea to Edwards about producing a series of internet campaign videos for him -- which he accepted. The two traveled together for six months creating the videos. "It was great -- we went to Africa," said Hunter. "The whole experience was life-altering for me."
Hunter calls the rampant romance rumors "not true, completely unfounded, and ridiculous." source