Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards made a sex tape with his one-time mistress Rielle Hunter, according to Andrew Young, an ex-aide of the disgraced politician.
He claims that he found the videotape in July 2008 while rummaging through a pile of garbage at a Raleigh, North Carolina house Hunter once lived in.
“There was one tape that was marked ‘special,’” Young told ABC News in a clip that will air in its entirety on 20/20 Friday. “It’s a sex tape of Rielle and John Edwards made just a couple of months before the Iowa caucuses. It’s definitely him… but you see — you clearly see his face for a long time. And I can’t speak for the other body parts, but it’s definitely his face.”
Young said he cannot identify Hunter by her face, but the woman in the XXX-tape was “visibly pregnant,” “wearing a bracelet” and “thumb ring,” all fashions typically worn by Hunter, a videographer who worked on the North Carolina-based politician’s campaign.
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Young’s wife Cheri backed up her husband’s claims, telling ABC, “It’s her jewelry — it could be on another woman with the same jewelry.”
Young is the ex-Edwards confidante who once claimed he was the father to Hunter’s nearly 2-year-old baby; his tell-all book about the Edwards sex scandal, The Politician, hits stores February 2.