Edwards Slept With Mistress in Wife's Bed: Young Tell-All

Candidate allegedly demanded 'crazy slut' Hunter abort child

By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 27, 2010 6:46 AM CST

(Newser) – Andrew Young's new tell-all book about his ex-boss John Edwards piles on the creepy details of the disgraced former candidate's dalliance with Rielle Hunter. Some highlights from the New York Daily News's peek inside Young's The Politician:

  • While terminally ill Elizabeth was away, Edwards had sex with Hunter in his wife's bed, then promised to someday marry her on a Manhattan rooftop.

  • When Edwards found out Hunter was pregnant, he called her a "crazy slut" and demanded she abort the child; Hunter refused on grounds the child was "the reincarnated spirit of a Buddhist monk who would rescue the world."
  • The notorious sex tape shows Edwards with the pregnant Hunter.
  • It was at least partly because he knew voters loved Elizabeth that Edwards refused to consider divorcing his wife.

In this Aug. 6, 2009 file photo, Rielle Hunter leaves the courthouse in Raleigh, NC. Former  presidential candidate John Edwards has finally come forward to admit that he fathered Hunter's child.
In this Aug. 6, 2009 file photo, Rielle Hunter leaves the courthouse in Raleigh, NC. Former presidential candidate John Edwards has finally come forward to admit that he fathered Hunter's child.   (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds, File)
FILE - In this March 10, 2009 file photo, former presidential candidate John Edwards answers a student's question after delivering a speech at Brown University in Providence, R.I.  Edwards has finally come forward to admit that he fathered a child with a videographer he hired before his second White...
FILE - In this March 10, 2009 file photo, former presidential candidate John Edwards answers a student's question after delivering a speech at Brown University in Providence, R.I. Edwards has finally...   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
Former Sen. John Edwards arrives for a memorial service for Sen. Edward Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Friday, Aug. 28, 2009.
Former Sen. John Edwards arrives for a memorial service for Sen. Edward Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Friday, Aug. 28, 2009.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Elizabeth Edwards, senior fellow, Center for American Progress, and wife of former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009.
Elizabeth Edwards, senior fellow, Center for American Progress, and wife of former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009.   (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)
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