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Deputies called to Edwards home in 2008

Posted January 28, 2010
Updated January 29, 2010

— Although they separated Wednesday, the marriage of John and Elizabeth Edwards had been rocky for some time, according to public records obtained Thursday by WRAL News.

Orange County deputies were dispatched to the couple's home outside Chapel Hill in October 2008, according to Orange County Sheriff's Office call records.

Elizabeth Edwards told a dispatcher that her husband stole her wallet. She said John Edwards was not being violent but said that he didn't live in the house and was leaving with her wallet and credit cards.

Two units were dispatched to the home and spent about 45 minutes there, according to records.

Records show deputies called to Edwards' home

The call occurred about two months after John Edwards publicly admitted that he had an affair with Rielle Hunter, a videographer hired by his campaign to produce promotional videos about his run for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

After repeatedly denying that he fathered Hunter's daughter, who will turn 2 next month, he admitted last week that he was the girl's father.

A tell-all book by Andrew Young, a former Edwards campaign aide, is due out Saturday. Young says in the book that Edwards went to great lengths to hide the affair, from trying to convince Hunter to have an abortion to recruiting Young to pose as the girl's father.

A federal grand jury has been investigating for months to determine whether campaign funds were used to hide the affair. Both Young and Hunter – she had her young daughter in tow – have appeared at the federal courthouse in Raleigh on days when the grand jury was meeting.


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  • affirmativediversity Jan 29, 2010

    "Edwards went to great lengths to hide the affair, from trying to convince Hunter to have an abortion..."


    Gosh, now there's the epitome of the a "woman's right to choose"!!!!


    Why isn't NOW or Planned Parenthood all over Reille Hunter for not having an abortion? Why are they not offended with her "choice" of having the baby?

  • didisaythat Jan 29, 2010

    Wildcat...would you really vote for him even after you see his character? Well, I guess we have had worse. I would probably vote for Bush again even now that I know how he was just as liberal as most. The alternative of Bush was, IMO, worse.

  • Hapicampr Jan 29, 2010

    Who cares. I'm tired of hearing about all the Edwards' dirty laundry.
    Yawn is right.

  • wildcat Jan 29, 2010

    I sure hope we have good news next week and not old news.

  • dnice20ecu Jan 29, 2010

    ***** YAWN *****

  • wildcat Jan 29, 2010

    This piece of news happen 2 years ago. Why now WRAL?

  • wildcat Jan 29, 2010

    thought he was better looking than Faircloth.

    He still is good looking and still will have my vote any day.

  • wildcat Jan 29, 2010

    Elizabeth is doing her very best to stay in the lime-light even though she declared she was moving on. I believe now she has serious mental issues. John allow her to divorce you and move on.

  • susiesw Jan 29, 2010

    "I care because I want voters to think about their choices when they vote. He was a political neophtye, who was elected becuase the women thought he was better looking than Faircloth. Then he nearly becomes a VP while running with Kerry, just a heartbeat away from the presidency.
    If he would do this to a woman he loved, just guess what he woud do to the American citizens. Think before you vote, it is not a beauty contest." kellyaustin96

    Couldn't agree with you more! Well put!

  • Unaffiliated Patriot Jan 29, 2010

    For somebody who doesn't want all this stuff "rehashed", why does she appear on talk shows and giving interviews. They are not good candidates for a selfless marriage. Both of these losers are way too in love with themselves (and a camera) to ever give themselves totally to another person.