Skip to comments.Elizabeth Edwards’ revenge from the grave: She 'secretly recorded death-bed video testimony'
Posted on 06/08/2011 6:39:05 PM PDT by tlb
In a final act of revenge, Elizabeth Edwards secretly recorded a testimony in her dying days that helped prosecutors indict husband John last week, it was claimed today.
John Edwards is due to stand trial on charges that could lead to a 30-year jail sentence after he pleaded not guilty on Friday to using $925,000 in campaign funds to cover up an affair and love child.
The estranged wife of the former presidential candidate is alleged to have filmed a damning testimony that was central to the prosecutions case for charges.
Friends said the cancer victim, who died in December, wanted to haunt her estranged husband and his mistress Rielle Hunter, with whom he fathered a child and made a sex tape
Bruce Baron, an expert on federal law, said: The value of a potential dying declaration, or tape, containing the testimony of Elizabeth Edwards, is devastating to any case or defence that Edwards would have.
On the secret video, Elizabeth spells out everything she knew about Johns affair with Rielle and how he managed to cover it up for so long, a source told the Enquirer.
She also spills all of Johns lies many of which could be what sends him up the river.
Elizabeth wanted to haunt John and Rielle literally from her grave and she has, the source told the Enquirer.
She hated them with a vengeance. This was a woman who took her final breath in the same bed where John once had sex with his mistress.
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“There is no Hate like the Hate that Love hath turned/ and Hell hath no Fury like that of a woman Scorned’’.
“Despite this, she was still better looking than Reille.”
A horse’s skull is better looking than Reille. But she can retire now, eh?
LOL, go away.
You don't have power on FR to make such a statement.
Elizabeth didn't want to die and leave her little kids with her philandering dirtbag husband. I can't blame her for being bitter.
Absolutely. And there's a book about inside the presidential campaigns that paints an awful picture of who the Edwards were.
I don’t have the power to MAKE the statement??? Gosh you don’t have the power to tell me I don’t have the power. Dad will go to jail. God will deal with Mom. And people like you will continue to want to pick and chose who shall be held accountable for their actions, and the choices will be based on emotion. If he broke the law, he needs to be held accountable.
I disagree with the posters on this thread who disparaged EE because she recorded this video describing what her (then) husband did that was illegal. What was she supposed to do, remain alive long enough to testify? I’m sure she wished that she could.
I don’t think it is evidence that she was vindictive or hateful to record this video. She merely had no other way to be around to testify so she had to preserve her testimony this way.
She could have totally forgiven him prior to filming the video, but wanted justice to be served. It didn’t have to be about revenge.
Yup. She was an e-ticket, all right.
The guys in jail will go for his girly looks and girly ways.
No one in the Edwardses political circle felt anything less than complete sympathy for Elizabeths plight. And yet the romance between her and the electorate struck them as ironic nonethelessbecause their own relationships with her were so unpleasant that they felt like battered spouses. The nearly universal assessment among them was that there was no one on the national stage for whom the disparity between public image and private reality was vaster or more disturbing.
With her husband, she could be intensely affectionate or brutally dismissive. At times subtly, at times blatantly, she was forever letting John know that she regarded him as her intellectual inferior. She called her spouse a hick in front of other people and derided his parents as rednecks. One time, when a friend asked if John had read a certain book, Elizabeth burst out laughing. Oh, he doesnt read books, she said. Im the one who reads books.
There's more. A LOT more.
I don't think he goes to jail. I think he smokes the tailpipe first.
A wife may testify against her husband. A wife can’t be compelled to testify against her husband. Vast difference between the two.
Nope. You cannot tell another poster to go away. Live with it.
“Can you imagine Edwards in prison? lol I dont see him lifting weights or getting tats, he will be many dudes bitch lol”
Lawyers actually do OK in prison, to the extent prison can be OK. Simple reason: everyone in there wants out, and they need a lawyer. Post-conviction relief efforts and appeals are the lawyers’ “Stay Safe in Jail” card. Even the inmates who have nothing to lose, and have exhausted all appeals, will be kept in line by the prisoners who still want the appeals written on their behalf.
Check out “Will”, by G. Gordon Liddy. Interesting read, and reveals how the farce called a prison system works in practice.
Not defending Edwards, but how is this admissible? Given her motive to seek revenge against Edwards, I’d think that a video deposition where the defense does not have the opportunity to cross examine would be thrown out in short order. Depositions of the written and electronic sort are sometimes allowed, but not usually under these circumstances.
John Edwards with his younger children at funeral...
I believe the FReeper to whom you responded just did. What do you propose to do about it, lol?
She can’t be FORCED to was my understanding as a guard house lawyer.....
Let’s ask Larry. He knows everything.
It probably depended on how much of a dirtbag he was at any given moment.
When Elizabeth died, her friends basically said, one of her best virtues was you “always knew where you stood with her - she didn’t say things she didn’t mean”.
They also said she was a terrific lawyer. “You always knew where you stand with her” pretty much translates to, “She’s got a wicked mouth, and has no problem giving people hell.”
Her husband destroyed their marriage, but he was still the father of her kids and they were married 30 years. So she records a testimony that will probably put him in jail.
IMHO, E. was probably not a very nice person. And she was going to get him. I don’t know about other people, but if I was on my deathbed the last thing on my mind would be about making others suffer, even if well deserved.
I would have so many other things to be concerned with.
Not true. One spouse cannot be compelled to testify against another. But if they choose to, they certainly may.
That's Carolina-speak for "she was an opinionated, nasty witch but I associated with her anyway." You'll still hear it used most often in reference to the late Jesse Helms, spoken by people who weren't exactly fans but voted for him anyway because the Democrat was worse.
But I've never been very impressed by the Chinese. ;^)
Ah. A more passive approach. Very refreshing.
It will be objected to on those sorts of grounds: “The prejudicial nature of the evidence outweighs its probative value, blah blah blah...”
Ultimately it will be in the judge’s discretion to allow or exclude. In a normal case it would be excluded more often than not. Hard to say what will happen.
I have had personal experience with an unfaithful wife who was also the mother of my children. The realization of what was happening was totally shocking and surprising to me and caused considerable pain including divorce and fracture of our family. For me, my personal life did eventually straighten out and good times did return. The ex wife has never shown any remorse for what happened.
In light of all of the above, I could not then or now ever do anything similar to what Mrs. Edwards did even if the opportunity presented itself. I’m happy to accept that God is in charge of everything.
The health-care call attained wide infamy in the Edwards camp. The people around them marveled at Elizabeths callousnessthis from a woman whose family had multiple houses and a net worth in the tens of millions. Yet no one called her out on her behavior, least of all her husband. His default reflex was to mollify heror avoid her. No one doubted that, as her condition improved, the increase in Johns travel had a lot to do with steering clear of his wife. What they didnt know was that the road would soon hold other enticements, too.
Subtracted 2000 from 2011 and came up with 21 somehow.
I can relate! :-)
Bull. His children are not going to miss any meals because daddy is in prison.
Prison is where he belongs - or our laws mean nothing.
There’s no doubt that Elizabeth Edwards was wronged by her husband, but she participated in his evil screwing of others for years and happily reaped the financial benefits from it. She only cared when the weasel she was married to turned weasel on her. Also, I can’t think that going out with that much vengeance in your heart can be good for the soul. Seems like there’s a time to let things go and on your deathbed would be a good time. Still, if she’s an evil ghost now, I hope she haunts the both of them. I don’t know if an author could come up with a sleazier, more flawed couple than the Edwards and the complete ditz and promiscuous mistress Hunter.
What do you expect - Hillary was her best friend and advisor. And John was the one who broke ground against Her Heinous in the debates, to challenge her coronation, starting her downfall.
Hillary advised Elizabeth what to do, and now Hillary is doing her damndest to get it used against John.
It's like watching insects fight. Which one do you root for?
Wow.........karma is indeed a bitch. Lol
‘That’s Carolina-speak for “she was an opinionated, nasty witch but I associated with her anyway.”’
I love the traditional South.
It is a place where “Good day to you, sir” if delivered sharply means the same as “F**k you” in a Blue State.
‘The sad thing about Edwards was that no one felt any loyalty to him at all. Even his dying wife wanted to get him more than she wanted to preserve her energy and live longer’.————
Stunning you would post that. No loyalty to him??? For over a year the media wouldn’t even report it (and longer because some knew). Until pictures came out in a rag magazine. No Democrats would comment...
And it says she recorded it on her DEATH bed....and yet you claim her laying in a death bed speaking somehow used up energy that would have let her live longer.
... and a well-timed and delivered “bless your heart” can be the most devastating thing you could possibly say, or a sincere statement of sympathy, depending upon the context.
“Prison is where he belongs - or our laws mean nothing.”
News flash: our laws mean nothing. Ask any experienced lawyer, if you can find an honest one. They are around, but not abundant.
Oh, my. Yes. My cheeks are burning even now with the recollection of a couple of those course corrections.
She reveals herself to have breast cancer the day after the election? This is a deceptive woman. They said she didn’t know until the day after the election. But that meant she had a problem and didn’t reveal/take care of it because it could get in the way of becoming FLOTUS.
I just don’t think much of this woman. Then again, who really knows someones heart? But her actions speak rather loudly.
He will have a lot of time to comb his hair.
“We always knew where we stood with ‘Lizbeth, bless her heart.”
“She was an angry, bitter, liberal woman even before the affair and cancer.”
Being married to a vain sleaze like John Edwards probably made her angry and bitter.