April 9, 2010 |
What a mess. John Edwards lied. Rielle Hunter lied. Andrew and Cheri Young lied. Elizabeth Edwards didn't lie, but was unwittingly living a lie. John and Elizabeth fought about Andrew. Andrew and Cheri fought about John. Rielle and John fought about Elizabeth. Then everybody (eventually) 'fessed up -- about the betrayals, the love child, the billionaires, the luxe hide-outs, the coverup, the sex tape. Wasn't that enough John Edwards drama to last a lifetime? "This thing will never end," said a weary Andrew Young, onetime top aide to the former North Carolina senator and 2008 Democratic presidential hopeful.
March 17, 2014 |
Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon, the heiress, philanthropist and horticulturist who was a confidante of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and became a central figure in the trial of John Edwards by using her money to hide his mistress during his 2008 presidential campaign, has died at her Virginia estate. She was 103. Her death was confirmed by her assistant, Tony Willis. Mellon was the granddaughter of the inventor of Listerine who gained even greater wealth when she married banking scion Paul Mellon.
June 15, 2011 |
Spurred by a Freedom of Information Act request from CNN, the government Wednesday released mug shots of indicted former presidential candidate John Edwards. Edwards pleaded not guilty in a North Carolina federal court earlier this month to charges that he funneled dollars intended for his campaign for use in an effort to shield his relationship with mistress Rielle Hunter from becoming public. A grand jury charged Edwards, 58, with six felony counts, including conspiracy, issuing false statements and evading laws that limit federal campaign limits.
February 23, 2012 |
Rielle Hunter, the former mistress of John Edwards, won ownership through a legal settlement Thursday of a sex tape she and Edwards filmed at the time of his 2008 campaign for president. The tape was being held in a vault at a North Carolina courthouse pending a lawsuit filed by Hunter against former Edwards aide Andrew Young and his wife, according to the Associated Press. The couple, with whom Hunter lived in 2007 while she was pregnant with Edwards' baby, claimed Hunter had left the tape in a box of trash.
May 1, 2009 |
Elizabeth Edwards writes in a memoir being published this month that news of her husband's affair made her vomit in a bathroom. "I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up," Edwards, 59, writes in her book, "Resilience." Edwards says her husband, John, admitted the betrayal just days after declaring in 2006 that he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination. She says she wanted him to drop out to protect the family from media scrutiny, but stood by his side anyway.
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September 6, 2008 |
Rielle Hunter was in a business meeting in the lounge of the Regency Hotel in New York City when she saw Sen. John Edwards across the room. He, too, was in a meeting. They eyed each other. And not just once. She left the hotel but later in the day found herself walking along Park Avenue toward the Regency. As she approached the hotel, she saw John Edwards on the sidewalk. Face to face, their connection was instant. They spoke briefly, flirtatiously. They could have left it at that.
March 17, 2010 |
Former John Edwards aide Andrew Young, author of the bestselling tell-all "The Politician," said Tuesday that he has signed with Hollywood superagent Ari Emanuel and is looking forward to being portrayed in a movie. "When they ask who'd play me, I say Danny DeVito," Young, 43, said at a book signing in Durham, N.C. In 2007, Young claimed he was the father of the baby Edwards fathered with Rielle Hunter, who broke her four-year silence about her affair with the former Democratic vice presidential nominee in the April issue of GQ. Young's book chronicles his decade of work as Edwards' closest aide, which included months on the run -- with his wife, his three young children and a pregnant Hunter -- to protect Edwards' reputation as he pursued the Democratic presidential nomination in 2007 and 2008.
October 16, 2013 |
Katie Holmes is dating Jamie Foxx? Don't believe everything you read, kids - just because the "Django Unchained" star danced with Suri's mom in public in August doesn't mean anything else has been going on since then. The rumors "are 100% not true," Foxx told " Entertainment Tonight " on Tuesday. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people. " PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Foxx is also good friends with Tom Cruise, Holmes' ex, whom he worked with on the 2004 movie "Collateral.
May 31, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Justice Department's attempt to convict John Edwards of campaign finance fraud failed Thursday, with a federal jury rejecting the complex felony case against him. But minutes later, Edwards himself delivered an abject confession and apology on the courthouse steps with his family at his side. "While I do not believe I ever did anything illegal … I've done an awful, awful lot that was wrong," Edwards said after jurors found him not guilty of one charge of violating federal election laws.
April 23, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Two portraits of John Edwards emerged in opening arguments at the trial of the disgraced politician, who is accused of breaking campaign finance laws by accepting more than $900,000 in illegal contributions to help conceal an extramarital affair during his 2008 bid for president. The prosecution on Monday portrayed Edwards as a liar and a deceiver who went to great lengths to cover up his affair to protect his campaign image as a family man. The defense portrayed him as a man who committed a sin - a sin Edwards acknowledges - but did not break the law. The former senator from North Carolina has pleaded not guilty to six criminal counts related to campaign finance violations.