The trial of John Edwards sank to new lows Friday morning with the bombshell testimony of Bryan Huffman, who claims that his 101-year-old friend, Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon, unknowingly provided the ‘hush money’ used by the Senator to cover up his affair with his pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter.
The 101-year-old charity supporter met the Democratic presidential contender in 2005 at her Virginia home, and was so impressed with him that she immediately lent him her personal plane.
He added that Mellon was so taken with Edwards that she made sure that her personal lawyer was unaware of her under the table donations, which is alleged to have formed the bulk of the secret fund intended to keep Hunter’s presence a secret.
Mellon was unaware of how the money was spent, Huffman said.
In addition to the $725,000 for Edwards, Mellon donated another $6 million to his political action committee and non-profit organization.
Young has testified that he made the request after Edwards' asked him to.
"Bunny Mellon was a little upset that she was going to be out on the street corner, and they were going to have her farm for the foundation," Huffman said.
In an August meeting in Mellon's home, Forger talked to Edwards about the money and Edwards said he didn't know anything about the money or the foundation, Huffman told the court.
Other former Edwards aides have previously testified that Edwards was aware of the money and the plans for a foundation.