John Edwards testimony in sex tape case delayed


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Submitted: Thu, 06/16/2011 - 3:27pm
Updated: Thu, 06/16/2011 - 7:43pm By:

By TOM BREEN
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — John Edwards will not have to testify in a case involving a purported sex tape with his mistress until after criminal charges against him are resolved.

Judge Carl Fox ruled Thursday that it was necessary in the interest of justice to delay a deposition of the two-time presidential candidate. Fox says the stakes are too high to risk violating Edwards’ right against self-incrimination.

Edwards says the case should wait for the outcome of a federal indictment on charges of violating campaign finance laws. The 2004 Democratic vice-presidential nominee has pleaded not guilty.

In the tape lawsuit, former mistress Rielle Hunter contends that former Edwards campaign aide Andrew Young improperly took from her sensitive materials, including a reputed sex tape showing Edwards. She wants the items returned.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

6 Comments

  • Guest 1501 says:

    This Edward’s story is so sad, it would bring a tear to a wooden eye. This guy is probably one of the greatest frauds in the history of NC politics.

  • ohmy says:

    Don’t worry about John,, I think he could get a part time job on the “Wheel Of Fortune”. His hair certainly qualifies him for that show…

  • Guest99x says:

    I happen to like Pat and Vanna. Let’s not mess with a winning formula. I’d be more likely to recommend him for a slot on Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” or perhaps he could be a life improvement coach for the now resigned Anthony Weiner. Even better, let him become a tax law consultant for Charlie Rangel!

  • Guest666 says:

    Who cares what John Edwards did? As long as my tax dollars didn’t go to his hooker, I personally don’t give a hoot. If the question is whether the money he got from 2 wealthy indivduals was to further his campaign or for him to spend as he liked, why not simply ask the contributors…where did they expect the money to go?

  • SurfCityTom says:

    one of the contributors is dead; the other is 100 and feeble.

    I believe the charges also include lying under oath. Not merely a case of misusing campaign funds.

  • Guest2012 says:

    Obviously, Johnny is still in the denial stage of his dilemma, as he shines brightly for the camera.

    Who smiles for a mug shot, unless oblivious to the gravity of the situation, which seems to be the case.

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