Rielle Hunter Sues for Control of Edwards Sex Tape
Calls it her 'private and personal' property
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2010 7:23 AM CST
Updated Jan 29, 2010 7:56 AM CST
In this image made from video and provided by Chuck Olsen, Reille Hunter films John Edwards after a rally   (AP Photo/Chuck Olsen)

(Newser) – Rielle Hunter is seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent Andrew Young from possessing or distributing the sex tape she made with John Edwards—or as the court filing calls it, “a personal video that depicted matters of a very private and personal nature.” Hunter says she made the tape in December, 2006, and left it in a hatbox because she was afraid that people might go through her trash if she tried to throw it out.

Rielle also cut the tape out of its plastic casing, but Young taped it together and watched it. He planned to put a copy in a safe-deposit box, and give another to an attorney, ordering that it be released “should anything suspicious befall” him or his wife, he tells ABC News. “I had read enough John Grisham novels to think that…sometimes powerful, rich people don’t always play by the rules. And we were scared.”