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
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)
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(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.

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