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John Edwards' Jan. 21, 2010, statement on paternity

Posted January 21, 2010
Updated February 23, 2010

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 will continue to provide for her in the future.

To all those I have disappointed and hurt, these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.

John R. Edwards


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  • Weetie Jan 21, 2010

    If you are a John Edwards fan, you say "Well, everyone makes mistakes."

    If you are NOT a John Edwards fan, "Well I knew it! He's such a liar!"...

    I tend to agree with jgriggith3792 and herinbonetwil - WHO GIVES A ????

  • deadwood90210 Jan 21, 2010

    Seriously folks, why is this news? Is there anyone other than the media who didn't already know this? Perhaps WRAL ought to remane its call letters WDUHHHH.

  • Dal Jan 21, 2010

    Do any of you people throwing rocks live in a glass house?

    I hope the best for all involved. John is getting punished more that most people have, for doing the same thing, because he was so high profile. Leave them all alone and let them deal with their problems in their own way.

  • jcjinnc Jan 21, 2010

    He's just sorry he got caught. The child and his other children are the ones I really feel sorry for.

  • crml Jan 21, 2010

    I sure hope this cheating lier never gets elected to public office again. He was caught cheating over a year ago and blatantly lied about the child. Yes, people do make mistakes, but mistakes have consequences. John Edwards consequences should be to get out of the public arena and deal with his mess in private. However, I'd bet he'll be running for something in the next couple of years

  • hkypky Jan 21, 2010

    And your point is?

  • bpayne80 Jan 21, 2010

    I guess nobody in here has ever made a mistake. People are not perfect nor will they ever be.

  • Luv2Camp Jan 21, 2010

    Sad for all those involved. I am NOT an Edwards fan - never was. However, at this time, I think it is best to give everyone involved alot of privacy. There are human beings behind this situation that are suffering.

  • jgriffith3792 Jan 21, 2010

    John, tell someone who cares. Please just go away. And take Liz with you.

  • herinbonetwil Jan 21, 2010

    Lawyer and politician, what did you expect?