Attorney: Edwards is deposed in sex tape lawsuit

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    RALEIGH, NC (AP) — An attorney for a former John Edwards aide says the two-time presidential candidate from North Carolina has given sworn statements in a lawsuit about a purported sex tape.

    Robert Elliot said Edwards was deposed last week as part of a dispute between former Edwards aide Andrew Young and Edwards’s mistress, Rielle Hunter. Elliot would not discuss the content of the testimony. A judge said last year he didn’t want the details discussed publicly and warned both sides that there could be repercussions if the material is talked about outside of the case.

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    Hunter has sued Young to reclaim materials, including a video that Young has said depicts a sexual encounter involving Edwards and a woman he assumes to be Hunter. Young contends the tape was found amid trash that Hunter left behind in a home that he was renting.

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