A few weeks ago, esteemed (!) Senator and once presidential and veep hopeful John Edwards called reports that he had an affair
and fathered a child with Camilla Parker Bowles lookalike Rielle Hunter "tabloid trash" and "full of
lies." In an interview today to air tonight on ABC, John Edwards admits
he is full of lies to the affair -- only while his wife was sick! -- but denies that he is the father of the bastard love child he was photographed with in the Beverly Hilton Hotel a couple of weeks ago.
"Extra" has an exclusive interview with Edwards' mistress from last year--here are the money quotes:
"I'm pretty courageous, by nature and I really felt that I could help in some way. I actually believe I was hired because I'm not into politics."
Just politicians, apparently.
"Politics makes Hollywood look like a spiritual community. One of the great thinks about John Edwards is that he's so open and willing to try new things."
The two traveled together for six months and "spent a lot of time together." Rielle calls the experience life-altering. I'm guess Edwards is thinking the same thing.
Who thinks the jury is still out on paternity?
John Edwards Statement on Affair
In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs. I recognized my mistake and I told my wife that I had a liaison with another woman, and I asked for her forgiveness. Although I was honest in every painful detail with my family, I did not tell the public.When a supermarket tabloid told a version of the story, I used the fact that the story contained many falsities to deny it. But being 99% honest is no longer enough.
I was and am ashamed of my conduct and choices, and I had hoped that it would never become public. With my family, I took responsibility for my actions in 2006 and today I take full responsibility publicly. But that misconduct took place for a short period in 2006. It ended then. I am and have been willing to take any test necessary to establish the fact that I am not the father of any baby, and I am truly hopeful that a test will be done so this fact can be definitively established. I only know that the apparent father has said publicly that he is the father of the baby. I also have not been engaged in any activity of any description that requested, agreed to or supported payments of any kind to the woman or to the apparent father of the baby.
It is inadequate to say to the people who believed in me that I am sorry, as it is inadequate to say to the people who love me that I am sorry. In the course of several campaigns, I started to believe that I was special and became increasingly egocentric and narcissistic. If you want to beat me up -- feel free. You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself. I have been stripped bare and will now work with everything I have to help my family and others who need my help.
I have given a complete interview on this matter and having done so, will have nothing more to say.