Skip to comments.Report: John Edwards bought Charlotte home for former mistress Rielle Hunter (and more ...)
Posted on 12/15/2009 1:56:48 PM PST by Zakeet
Rumors have been circulating for several days through Charlottes Eastover neighborhood that former U.S. Sen. John Edwards bought a home here for his admitted former mistress, Rielle Hunter. And now the National Enquirer is reporting in its Dec. 21 issue that Edwards has, in fact, bought a house here that the Charlotte Business Journal has identified as a residence on Providence Road.
Edwards, the vice presidential nominee on the 2004 Democratic ticket and a presidential candidate last year, saw his political career derail after details of the affair emerged. In late 2007, the Enquirer first reported claims from an anonymous source that Edwards had an affair with a campaign worker, later revealed to be Hunter, a filmmaker hired to produce YouTube videos for Edwards 2008 presidential campaign.
Hunter gave birth to a daughter in February 2008. At the time, Edwards campaign aide Andrew Young said he was the father. Young later retracted that claim.
According to the latest Enquirer article, Edwards backed out of an arrangement to lease the Charlotte home to Hunter after she asked him for nearly $18,000 per month in child support. Hunter and her child were to have moved into the house on Dec. 1, the article states.
Late last week, the home appeared vacant.
Lynn Salton of HM Properties, the agent that handled the sale, told the Charlotte Business Journal last week that she did not know the identity of the buyer of the two-story, brick single-family home. I did not meet the people who bought the house, Salton says.
The house sold for $535,000 $60,000 below the original listing price of $595,000. The 2,850-square-foot home, built in 1951, features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage.
(Excerpt) Read more at charlotte.bizjournals.com ...
Looks like the happy family will be united at last ... almost.
EDWARDS WITNESS TAMPERING?
With disgraced two-time Presidential Loser John Edwards under investigation by a federal grand jury for alleged misuse of campaign funds as part of a conspiracy to cover-up his affair with Rielle Hunter, a mystery trip to the home of a wealthy supporter - and possible witness - has legal experts wondering WHY?
Raleigh, North Carolina TV station WRAL on Friday showed video of Edwards at the Raleigh-Durham airport exiting a private jet belonging to Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, 99, a wealthy heiress who supported the ex- Senator's presidential campaign.
Flight records revealed the plane flew from Raleigh-Durham to a secluded airstrip at Mellon's northern Virginia home.
In 2008, Mellon's holding company donated $3.48 million to Alliance for a New America, a 527 group linked to Edwards' campaign. Federal Prosecutors investigating Edwards have talked to Mellon's attorneys.
Both Edwards' mistress and mother of his love child, Rielle Hunter, and former loyalist Andrew Young, who had claimed to be the father of Hunter's child, have previously testified before the federal grand jury.
Former federal prosecutor Charlotte lawyer Ken Bell, said Edwards' flight may cause BIG legal problems for Edwards.
"It would create a danger of being accused of trying to influence a witness or obstruct justice," Bell said. "It's dangerous and perhaps inadvisable, but not necessarily illegal."
Andrew Young, in his new book Politician, an insider's tell-all of the Edwards conspiracy, alleges that Mellon partially paid Hunter's bills.
Due to the secretive nature of the grand jury investigation it's uncertain whether Mellon herself - a longtime Kennedy family pal -- has talked to prosecutors yet.
As The ENQUIRER previously reported in a worldwide exclusive a private trust fund with ties to Edwards bought a house for Hunter in Charlotte.
Child support negotiations between the two then broke down in a heated disagreement over Rielle's desire for $18,000 in support, which nixed Edwards' previous plan to admit paternity as The ENQUIRER revealed exclusively last week.
This is how you quietly handle the problem of an inconvenient woman.
Not quite as splendid as the home of his other family
Why? Because this plan is working out "so well" for Edwards?
A wise person once told me that if you can't even trust someone with the family jewels, you better ask yourself what they are doing in your bed.
Yep, she’s a real babe, ain’t she?
“The 2,850-square-foot home, built in 1951, features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage.”
“John and his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, live in a 28,000-square-foot mansion near Chapel Hill.”
He bought her a bigger home than he lives in with his wife LOL...bet that went over big!
opps....nevermind, read it wrong. Thousands, millions, billions, trillions, whats the difference anyway!
Obviously between Tiger and John, it would be a race to see who is the most incompetent in handling matters of this sort.
All the money in the world and Edwards and Woods go after garbage whores?Ms. Hunter looks like crap, that the best ya can do John?
Not meaning to throw dirt your way but I was starting to wonder what public schoool system you went to?
Well if it is true in the 'reporting' world, Cheetah, I mean Tiger has too many women to handle.
Huh? His and his wife’s house is almost ten times bigger than the one for the mistress.
Sorry, couldn't resist teasing.
Ditto..I should have read one post down before posting! ;^)
This house sits on one of the busiest roads in Charlotte. Is she going to sit out in the front yard breast feeding this “love child” during rush hours?
Nothing will make me happier than seeing this son of a bitch hauled away to prison for 10-15 years. I HATE JOHN EDWARDS.
Not quite as splendid as the home of his other family”
Well Edwards DID say that there were two America's. The one where he lives in a palatial estate, and the other where you house your mistress and “love” child.
One wonders if the house is in Meyers Park and the deed contains the Whites only restriction?
Silky Pony Boy’s 2 Americas contain...
2 tons of shampoo
Do you work for the government? OMB perhaps?
Ouch! I hope not! The kid is almost two years old, no doubt has a mouthful of teeth by now.
John was smart—he had only one mistress. Tiger has a dozen or more. Edwards should divorce his wife and marry his honey and raise his daughter. He’s still a scum bag but I would have more respect for him.
n Uglier than Ugly Woman for an Uglier than Ugly and a Sleezier than Sleezie Boy-Child who was an excellent Legal Con-Artist!
“Ouch! I hope not! The kid is almost two years old, no doubt has a mouthful of teeth by now.”
That old already? Well there is always bath time. lol
I think Youmay want to go back to school for some arithematic courses!! The Boy-Child Lives in a Twenty eight THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT HOUSE with his wife! He bought a house Ten Times smaller for his Mistress and Love Child! That one is only 2.8 THousand Square Feet.....:-)
John is a lot older, and a little wiser than Tiger.
I hate to say it, but anyone can accidentally fall for someone even when they don't want to. It's what they do about it, that makes the difference between being a human being with some integrity or just being a scumbag.
If you fall for someone and you can't get past it, divorce your mate and take the heat. Don't hang around feeling sorry for yourself (a la Mark Sanford) humiliating your wife and forcing her to dump you.
But with Tiger it isn't just "another woman" that is the problem, it is "a lifestyle" -- a lifestyle that is unfortunately catching up with Tiger and one which has discovered that his public and his sponsors don't approve of. Was he really naive enough to think that they would? Or was he so arrogant that he was sure he could keep it under wraps?
If you want to live like a single man, then be a single man. Don't play pretend "marriage" with someone who is in it for real, while you nail everything that moves. That's disrespectful to your wife, your children, yourself and your fans.
He's waiting for his wife to die.
On top of that it’s also the cheap side of Myers Park.
I wonder if the Dave Matthews band will be booked for their housewarming party.
He’s in the “Lawyer’s Club” It will never happen, unfortunately.
Anybody know what his handicap is?
I thought she was married to Prince Charles? ;')