Skip to content. A sex tape made by former US presidential candidate John Edwards and his mistress Rielle Hunter will be destroyed, according to The Associated Press , which says Edwards continues to face legal troubles stemming from their affair. While his wife Elizabeth was ill with the cancer that would ultimately kill her, Edwards fathered a child out of wedlock with Hunter in and stands accused of using political donations to keep this a secret. More from GlobalPost: John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition: reports.
John Edwards and the Mistress: A Breakdown of One of America's Most Sensational Scandals
Sex tape of John Edwards, mistress to be destroyed - New Haven Register
The scandal, which involved an illicit affair with a presidential campaign aide, followed by a love child and an intense cover-up, would be Edwards' undoing. His career in professional politics would be over. It started in Senate, was too green for the democratic presidential nomination. The young, charismatic Edwards, having already established himself on the national stage as then- Sen. John Kerry's vice presidential candidate for an unsuccessful bid for the White House, was rapidly looking like the next president of the United States.
John Edwards sex tape to be destroyed in Rielle Hunter-Andrew Young lawsuit settlement
In August , Edwards admitted to an extramarital affair, which was initially reported in late by the National Enquirer but was given little attention outside the tabloid press and political blogosphere. The allegations were published in late and were initially denied by both Edwards and Hunter. Young claimed paternity of Hunter's daughter, although no father is listed on the child's birth certificate, and Young has subsequently denied it.
The political ambitions of John Edwards were derailed when it came out that he had an extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter. Story highlights John Edwards' ex-mistress had sued his former aide for invasion of privacy A settlement between them was reached and signed Thursday by a N. A former aide and a former mistress of one-time presidential candidate John Edwards have settled a civil lawsuit between them that, among other measures, mandates the imminent destruction of sex tapes featuring Edwards and the woman. Hunter had sued Young and his wife, Cheri, for invasion of privacy seeking to reclaim materials that she said belong to her, including personal photographs and an alleged sex tape showing her with Edwards.