John Edwards Wanted Paternity Test Faked: Aide
Andrew Young says boss wanted used diaper; Edwardses have separated
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2010 12:57 PM CST
John Edwards in happier times.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Former John Edwards aide and fake babydaddy Andrew Young is dishing on the specifics of the foiled ruse, including a seamy attempt to fake a paternity test. Young’s ABC News interview, set to air next week, is widely seen as the impetus for Edwards’ acknowledgment today that he is the father of Rielle Hunter’s baby, Frances Quinn Hunter. The New York Daily News got its hands on a copy.

Young says at one point Edwards told him to “get a doctor to fake the DNA results.” Young, who sequestered Hunter for months during the scandal, says the former senator asked him “to steal a diaper from the baby so he could secretly do a DNA test to find out if this indeed is his child.” In addition, NBC News confirms the widely reported rumor that John Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, who is battling terminal cancer, have separated.