Skip to comments.Edwards's Ex-Mistress Will Not Pursue Paternity Test
Posted on 08/09/2008 3:31:12 PM PDT by advance_copy
Rielle Hunter, the former presidential campaign aide who had an affair with John Edwards, said yesterday that she will not pursue DNA testing to establish the paternity of her 5-month-old daughter, despite the former senator's offer to participate in such a test.
In a statement provided to The Washington Post, Hunter said through her attorney that she would not take a genetic test "now or in the future."
The attorney, Robert Gordon, called Hunter a "private" person who is "not running for public office" and would not comment further on the media frenzy engulfing her.
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She has been paid off. She is a Democrat....just remember..these are the very people who say the role of a Father is useless and not needed these days anyway.
No big shock from the slut.
What a couple of slimeballs.
Who stupid do they think the American public is?
knew that was coming! LOL
If the cash spigot ever slows down, I’ll bet she changes her mind.
who = how
Holding out for a million or two from Playboy?
Or is she holding out for more from Mr. Edwards?
Anyone want to pay me a million or two to shut up and go away?
All he has to do is run for a campaign again for anything...Senate...Congress...she will be set for 20 years alone.
Let me guess. He won't be appearing on TV's "Moment of Truth", either...
Didn’t a Fox news interview of the now better news source than the NYT, the NE, say they had obtained samples? It is not that hard to do, even surreptitiously. I so want to see this moralizing, “caring” lib end up being shown a fraud (again).
I am shocked!
I wonder if she was paid off or threatened with her life.
This is great; Edwards will slowly bleed to death financially as this s**t takes him for all he's worth.
Or, Dem donors can foot the bill for him which is fine by me.
We need the SNL church lady (dana Carvey)..”Isn’t that special??!!”
The games go on.
Is everybody as surprised as I am?
There is no doubt that John Edwards is willing to pay whatever it takes to not have a “love child”.
Which is stupid, because his political career is in flames, anyhow.
He’s been exposed as a liar, and a cowardly little freak trying to hide in a hotel bathroom basement.
He never did have any political talent, and he’s proven it again in spades.
Wait until the “love child” is old enough to demand her own paternity test to get part of the Edwards estate.
Not for the child.
Edwards knew this yesterday.
Lord how many possibles does the woman think there are for fatherhood????
$15,000 a month in illegal “salary” a month from Edwards.
The slut is worth every penny! Edwards is definitely getting his money’s worth.
This was quiet the dysfunctional group of people Mr. Edwards was able to cobble together for common cause.
It’s his daughter. That was the other shoe that we needed to see drop. Wonder whether she got an increase in whore money, for agreeing not to do the DNA testing, or a decrease, because he had to admit to the affair?
How perfect! The Daddy says "I'll agree to tests."
The Mommy says "No test."
The MSM says "The Daddy said he'd agree but Mommy says no. What's a poor MSM-er to do?"
Oh and btw "We (heart) Elizabeth."
Never forget: Trial lawyers love the D's. The D's love Trial Lawyers.
I agree. It looks like coordination.
Must be that nice house and the $15K a month along with the promise that someday she’ll be the Mrs. #2?
I want to see Edwards on Maury Povich when they do paternity tests.
In all seriousness though, why was there no father on the birth certificate, and why is she saying she won’t pursue the matter? Even if she is a ****, she still has some idea who the father is. Assuming that she doesn’t really know. I have a feeling she knows exactly who daddy is.
A payoff is a possibility.If that payoff was a lump sum,has already been executed and is a very substantial sum (in the millions) then that would certainly be a motive for her to bow out.But if the settlement took any other shape (e.g.,it contained a promise of *future* payments)then she'd be smarter to pursue this in court.
Unless she *knows* that he ain't the daddy.
I’m 100% positive your statement is accurate.
At least Edwards was correct on his energy policy....he is for drilling.
I gotta say I really don’t feel much for Elizabeth either. I feel bad she has cancer that will probably kill her. But she’s known about the real nature of her husband a long time. She has been aware of the politicking and how he has compromised, what an ambulance chasing shyster he always was and stuck by him despite knowing all of that.
He had great hair and a great smile, good looking. And he was a liberal that gave her an avenue to power she otherwise would not have had. Just like Hilbilly.
They are both liberal democrat women after the same guy they know to be smarmy. I don’t have any sympathy for any of them. And the media demanding us to let them be alone (when they would never do so for conservatives) just makes me feel even less for them.
Wow. Just... wow.
McCain needs to demand that a paternity test be performed. Without this test, many “informed” Yahoo “readers” are going to continue to suspect that McCain is the father and blame the Republicans.
He so brazenly offered to do a blood test yesterday after calling her a tramp for sleeping around.
Yes, this was a set up.
She’s set for life, in a way. You figure Edwards or Edwards bag man or somebody is arranging the $15,000 a month. Edwards claims not to know if somebody is paying her. Be that as it may, if the money stopped, she could then write a book, sell her story to the Enquirer or other outlet, and make a lot of money exposing the secrets of the cover-up. She is making money on the deal.
As far as paternity, that can be determined and that mystery could be cleared up easily, if everyone wanted to cooperate and make it happen.
In this image made from video and provided by Chuck Olsen, Reille Hunter films John Edwards after a rally in New Hampshire on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006. Edwards' political action committee paid $100,000 in a four-month span to a newly formed firm run by Hunter, who directed the production of four Web videos. On Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, Edwards admitted to having and affair with Hunter. ((AP Photo/Chuck Olsen) )
I think she knows who the daddy is. And I think she knows for sure if it’s physically possible or not that Edwards is the one.
> He so brazenly offered to do a blood test yesterday
> after calling her a tramp for sleeping around.
Well, the baby won’t get tested, but ...
Considering this woman’s history, Edwards needs to.