In an interview to air tonight on ABC’s Nightline John Edwards admits he had an affair with 44-year old Rielle Hunter. The National Enquirer caught Edwards visiting Hunter two weeks ago at the Beverly Hills Hilton. He hid in the bathroom and called security when he was approached by the reporters in the wee hours of the night at the hotel. In the interview to air tonight he denies he is the father of Hunter’s child, claiming he broke off the relationship long ago. There is no name for a father on the child’s birth certificate, and he was caught with her only two weeks ago. It seems he is still lying about the extent of the relationship. He claimed one of his aides, Andrew Young, is the father of the Edwards love child, but that is unlikely. Edwards says his wife has known about the affair since 2006. So that means he drug his sick wife around the country to campaign with him while having a little affair on the side, and he is still lying about most of the details. It is doubtful now that he will have any part in the convention, and is certain he is off the V.P. list. Now I wonder if his rich ass has paid any child support.
John Edwards released a statement concerning his affair and lies. Notice he is still lying about some of the details. The 99% honest part is just priceless.
In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs. I recognized my mistake and I told my wife that I had a liaison with another woman, and I asked for her forgiveness. Although I was honest in every painful detail with my family, I did not tell the public. When a supermarket tabloid told a version of the story, I used the fact that the story contained many falsities to deny it. But being 99% honest is no longer enough.
I was and am ashamed of my conduct and choices, and I had hoped that it would never become public. With my family, I took responsibility for my actions in 2006 and today I take full responsibility publicly. But that misconduct took place for a short period in 2006. It ended then. I am and have been willing to take any test necessary to establish the fact that I am not the father of any baby, and I am truly hopeful that a test will be done so this fact can be definitively established. I only know that the apparent father has said publicly that he is the father of the baby. I also have not been engaged in any activity of any description that requested, agreed to or supported payments of any kind to the woman or to the apparent father of the baby.
It is inadequate to say to the people who believed in me that I am sorry, as it is inadequate to say to the people who love me that I am sorry. In the course of several campaigns, I started to believe that I was special and became increasingly egocentric and narcissistic. If you want to beat me up â€“ feel free. You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself. I have been stripped bare and will now work with everything I have to help my family and others who need my help.
I have given a complete interview on this matter and having done so, will have nothing more to say.