Skip to comments.John Edwards suicidal over possible jail time, magazine claims
Posted on 04/18/2011 7:02:38 PM PDT by presidio9
A newspaper claims former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards would reportedly kill himself before he is forced to go to jail.
Edwards is under investigation for improperly using campaign funds to cover up an affair he had with a woman in which a child was conceived while he was still married to the late Elizabeth Edwards.
A grand jury has been meeting near Raleigh, and recently, a key witness in the case was re-interviewed.
According to The Daily Mail, the National Enquirer has written that Edwards told a friend, 'I won't go to jail. I'd kill myself first!'
The statement was reportedly made after Edwards' legal team informed him in early March that there was a strong chance that he could be indicted.
According to the National Enquirer, Edwards has lost nearly 20 pounds in the past year and his friends believe he has been "escaping reality" with alcohol.
"I think John is suicidal," a friend of Edwards reportedly told the Enquirer. "He knows that if he's indicted, prosecutors will try to get him to serve jail time and make an example of him."
The Enquirer says Edwards is also concerned about what will happen to his children if he winds up in jail.
"John isn't hiding the fact that he's terrified of going to prison," a source told the Enquirer. "But he's also extremely distraught about what will happen to his children."
Former campaign aide, Andrew Young, wrote in his tell-all book that 100-year-old heiress Bunny Mellon gave Edwards a gift in the amount of $700,000. Young claims that money helped fund the cover-up of Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter, who at the time, was pregnant with Edwards' out-of-wedlock child.
Andrew Young also told WRAL TV in a previous interview that Fred Baron, a wealthy attorney in Texas, financed flights and paid rent on a California home for Hunter.
"I heard one of the jets used for Rielle to fly around the country was $55,000 to $60,000," said Young.
Young went on to say the house in which Baron rented for Hunter cost $20,000 a month. Baron died from cancer in 2008, but his widow testified in front of the Grand Jury in Raleigh earlier this year.
Investigators have also interviewed Mellon twice, and some of her family members have also testified before the Grand Jury. Young says Mellon never knew what her donation was used for.
Mellon's donation and the alleged cover-up of Edwards' affair with Hunter are the focus of the Grand Jury's investigation which could result in an indictment against Edwards.
What’s taking so long? I thought this grand jury was wrapped up over a month ago.
Had the worst happened (a Kerry-Edwards victory), this wanker would’ve been “a heartbeat away.”
$100,000 fine for you!!
Unfortunately for the pretty little Breck girl, in prison, he will learn all about tongue & groove, but nothing at all about cabinetry.
Y did so many people vote for him? Stuff like that doesn’t seem to matter to those nitwits.
As a northern who lived in Dixie for six years, the whole “I’m gonna kill myself” among distressed males surprised me. I couldn’t believe my ears. And I learned not to believe the complaint, too, it doesn’t mean anything. It’s a hyperbolic whine.
“So he’s not worried about what would happen to his children?” The kids would be better off being raised by their sister, Cate.
Bunny Mellon was a loaded socialite in the Kennedy world.
Pony Girl tricked her into believing that her generous contributions would be used to get him elected.
What doofuses: both of them. They deserved each other.
Who is the hero here? Andrew Young: never liked him but I do now.
Maybe it's best we don't...
I now know what my wise uncle meant when he warned me, "No woman is worth it."
this pix of her looks a LOT like Camelia (UK)
Sure does...separated twins? Old world/new world relatives?
Oh, please.......he’ll be the martha stewart of his cell block........in some elitist camp masquerading as a prison.
“Time to act like a Kennedy.”
That’s not fair. Ted hasn’t had a single drink during the last 18 months...
See # 47 for an interesting comment about Hillary and John Edwards. Would Arkancide really happen to John?
“According to The Daily Mail, the National Enquirer has written that Edwards told a friend, ‘I won’t go to jail. I’d kill myself first!’”
Sounds like euthanasia, a key Democratic position. So why should anyone have a problem with it here?
She comes from a family of insurance fraud horse killers. She can show Silky Pony how to shove wires up his nose and hit the switch.
No problem, does he need some rope, ammo, are a razor blade are a knife. Do not have any pills but do have a some cattle drugs.
He’s too pretty even for rich-boy jail and he knows it.
< snicker >
HILLSBOROUGH — A coalition of media companies is pushing for an April 29 date to unseal court documents related to John Edwards’ role in the Rielle Hunter lawsuit against Andrew and Cheri Young.
Superior Court Judge Carl Fox set the hearing date. He will hear the motion to open the court records and modify protective orders in Wake County, where he is currently holding court.
A number of media companies including local, state and national newspaper and television stations filed a motion on March 16. They are asking that the court unseal the motion to compel discovery from Edwards, and modify protective orders designed to keep the public and the media from seeing documents or depositions filed in the civil case in which Edwards will be called as a witness.
The motion also states that the protective order barred dissemination of Edwards’ deposition, but it shouldn’t.
“The public interest in Senator Edwards’ deposition and the other depositions in this case is significant, while the privacy interests of Senator Edwards and the parties — who voluntarily participated in events of significant public importance and widely and openly discussed all of the events underlying this litigation — are negligible,” the motion states.
Like the hoards of PUBS who do not dare to investigate the eligibility matter.
Sadly Elizabeth KNEW about the affair and STILL foisted him on the US public. They are BOTH FRAUDS.
Maybe he’ll channel Elizabeth for the sympathy vote again. They were a despicable couple, just like the Clintons are a despicable couple.
Everything is about him. How about him thinking about his children for a change? He’s got three with Elizabeth and one with Rielle.
And the prosecutor, and the grand jury. Edwards is a manipulative scumbag. Perfect for the presidency, a step up from the current empty-suit occupant.
Just more proof what a weak character he has.
Edwards certainly was not thinking about his ‘children’ when he was playing hide the weenie with Hunter, was he?
Time in jail isn’t enough for this piece of pond scum, IMO.
Awwww, poor baby, not !!!
great link, #47