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The First 'Photo Evidence' of the John Edwards Sex Scandal
Another player enters the fray

While America's other newsrooms continue to ignore the possibility John Edwards may be at the center of a torrid extramarital affair, as expected, one of his hometown papers is getting in on the National Enquirer's story. The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., has news that on the birth certificate of Frances Quinn Hunter, daughter of Rielle Hunter, Edwards' supposed mistress. That's despite Edwards aide Andrew Young claiming he was the father two months before Frances was born; it's also led to claims that both Rielle and Young are being paid by an Edwards associate to keep quiet.

With the birth certificate — available to anyone, as it's a public record — there is now some "photo evidence," though not the kind that the Enquirer's David Perel claims to have, of Edwards at the Beverly Hilton visiting his allegedly lady friend. But still not enough to get Edwards to answer any questions.

On Wednesday, Edwards declined to answer questions about the allegations.

About a dozen reporters and photojournalists attended a speech he gave to an AARP Foundation symposium on poverty and aging in Washington. Afterward, he avoided waiting reporters, at least some of whom wanted to ask him about the Enquirer reports.

He apparently exited through a side area used by the kitchen staff at Washington's historic Hotel Monaco.

Edwards emerged near the rear of the hotel with two men. When approached by a Charlotte Observer reporter, Edwards said, ???Can't do it now, I'm sorry,??? and quickly walked past.

Asked about the Beverly Hilton, Edwards said ???sorry??? and got into a waiting car with the other men. Asked twice more to address the Enquirer story, Edwards was silent until the car doors were closed.


Aug 1, 2008 · posted by david · Link · 15 Responses
Comments (15)
No. 1 noname says:

News & Oberver is in Raleigh, NC, not Charlotte, do your research! He doesn't live in Charlotte!

Posted: Aug 1, 2008 at 2:15 pm
No. 2 Alison says:

Uh, oh. This story has legs. Sounds like he was a bad boy to me. His poor wife.

Posted: Aug 1, 2008 at 2:50 pm
No. 3 flutterby says:

"Bad boy"? "His poor wife"? That's supposition certainly, on both counts.

Posted: Aug 1, 2008 at 4:31 pm
No. 4 Jason says:

Dang, I bet money that Edwards would be Obama's running mate.

I will vote for McCain now.

Posted: Aug 1, 2008 at 4:31 pm
No. 5 rfr says:

Might want to read it again no. 1. The article said the News and Reporter of RALEIGH NC. He was approached by a Charlotte Observer reporter in Wash.

Posted: Aug 1, 2008 at 5:23 pm
No. 6 reunionpi says:

Rielle Hunter of the John Edwards story: The $9,644 judgment and her ex who
is also an attorney

Posted: Aug 1, 2008 at 7:51 pm
No. 7 John says:

So the Enquirer promised to release the e-mails to prove the story then NEVER did??? Now they have photographs and videotape but will not release any with their story???
The reporter who dropped the notebook with every important thing he ahd on the story that was picked up by an unidentified secuity guard who didn't recognize Edwards at that point???
And the latest piece of strong evidence–the girl did not list the name of teh father on the birth certificate. Thus the father has to be John Edwards???
If anyone looks at this without a great deal of suspicion, then I have a beautiful bridge in Brooklyn that I can sell you really cheap.

Posted: Aug 1, 2008 at 8:00 pm
No. 8 Tom in California says:

Grow up, everybody! This whole story is just trash.

Posted: Aug 1, 2008 at 11:09 pm
No. 9 Seymoure says:

Jason - it is people like you that hurt American politics. First of all, Edwards did not have an affair - and anyone that thinks so (bc they read it in a trashy magazine) is pretty ignorant. However, even if he did have an affair - your not going to vote for Obama because YOU THINK he might choose Edwards as a running mate (which is not going to happen, either). I guess my point is - its ignorant people voting-and choosing who to vote for on issues that dont matter what so ever- that really grinds my gears!
God Bless

Posted: Aug 2, 2008 at 10:17 am
No. 10 james kaye says:

JOHN EDWARDS A A ABULANCE CHASER if you listen to his speechs he has no concept of foreign affairs you want this guy in the white house look @ jon kerry wat a idiot his wife droped his name she is know know as teresa hinze no more kerry in her name i wonder why
dont forget gqary condidt hey killed his girlfriend ohh allaegedy ##$@^%$$#&#$

Posted: Aug 3, 2008 at 8:38 am
No. 11 B. says:

That line in the first paragraph about what's on the birth certificate is incomplete and makes no sense.

Posted: Aug 3, 2008 at 6:25 pm
No. 12 Tom in California says:

Please be man enough to admit that the "photo evidence" you are claiming does NOT support your scurrilous assertion. As the birth certificate shows right on its face, the name of the father is left blank. So HOW is it that this "photo evidence" supports your claim? And if it doesn't support your rumor-mongering, HOW does it qualify as "evidence" at all?

Posted: Aug 3, 2008 at 7:53 pm
No. 13 Sue says:

Tom, since you're so busy defending Edwards, what would be your explanation for him sneaking into the Hotel where this woman has a room in the wee hours of the morning?

Posted: Aug 4, 2008 at 12:04 pm
No. 14 Be Quiet says:

Quiet Sue, Tom's playing with his pee pee and imagining himself servicing his gay pal, Johnny Edwards.

Posted: Aug 4, 2008 at 1:12 pm
No. 15 TG says:

Sue has a point Tom. But so do you. As far as "Be Quiet's" comment, it doesn't and the moderator should zap it.

Posted: Aug 7, 2008 at 1:14 pm
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