National Enquirer: Test Proves Edwards Is Baby's Father

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2009 9:46 PM CDT
Rielle Hunter is escorted from the Terry Sanford Federal Building and Courthouse in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 6.   (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)
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(Newser) – A new DNA test proves John Edwards is the father of ex-mistress Rielle Hunter's daughter, the National Enquirer reports. (Yep, it's the Enquirer, but remember they broke news of the affair before any of the mainstream media and forced Edwards into a televised confession.) And it gets worse: Hunter recently testified against Edwards before a grand jury investigating whether he illegally funneled campaign funds to her, the tabloid says.

"Rielle is not dumb," says an anonymous source. "She knew the feds had subpoenaed her bank statements and knew about every payment she received." With Edwards' cover unraveling, she obtained a lawyer to demand a paternity test to secure financial support. Edwards' lawyers are now working out child-support payments, and he has reportedly told his wife, Elizabeth.