John Edwards Admits Fathering Child with Mistress Rielle Hunter


In a statement to the Today show, John Edwards has admitted paternity of Frances Quinn Hunter, the daughter of Rielle Hunter, his campaign videographer. Above, the National Enquirer spread that first broke the story.

Said Edwards:

“I am Quinn’s father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace. It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me. I have been providing financial support for Quinn and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support in the future. To all those I have disappointed and hurt these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.”


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Posted January 21, 2010 at 8:01am ETC by Andy Towle
in John Edwards, News