John Edwards Admits to Affair with Rielle Hunter, Denies Love Child

John Edwards and Rielle HunterJohn Edwards Admits to Affair with Rielle Hunter, Denies Love Child

Atlanta, GA(RUSHPRNEWS)8/08/2008–Sen. John Edwards admitted to ABC News on Friday that he had an affair with Rielle Hunter, but he did not father a love child with her. In a Nightline interview that will air Friday night, Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff that he did have an affair with Hunter, but he did not love her.

Edwards said that he ended the affair too soon to be the father of Hunter’s child, Frances Quinn, who was born on February 28. However, he did admit that he has yet to take a paternity test. Andrew Young, a former Edwards campaign aide, has said he was the father of the child.

According to friends of Hunter, Edwards met her at a New York city bar in 2006. His political action committee (PAC) later paid Hunter, an up-and-coming film director, $114,000 to produce campaign website documentaries despite her lack of experience.

Edwards repeatedly lied during his presidential campaign about the affair, denying it vehemently throughout the last couple of months.

Edwards said the affair began during the campaign after she was hired. Hunter traveled with Edwards around the country and to Africa. Edwards said his wife, Elizabeth, and others in his family became aware of the affair in 2006.

Elizabeth Edwards was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer. John Edwards told Woodruff that the affair began while his wife’s cancer was in remission.

Edwards admitted the National Enquirer was correct when it reported he had visited Hunter at the Beverly Hills Hilton last month. They published that he was with Hunter and her child, but at the time, Edwards vehemently denied it.


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