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Former Edwards aide won't be charged in sex tape case

Posted December 19, 2010

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— Andrew Young, the former John Edwards aide who made national headlines last year for his alleged possession of a sex tape featuring Edwards and his mistress Rielle Hunter, will not be charged with perjury in the case.

Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall said not charging Young with perjury was a close call, but that there was not enough evidence at this time to show that Young lied about material facts of the case.

Hunter, who had an affair with Edwards that led to the birth of their child in 2008, sued Young earlier this year to regain possession of "private videos" she made with Edwards.

Young surrendered the tape to a Superior Court judge who threatened to jail him on a contempt charge in June.

Woodall said that more hearings are expected in the coming months and Young could still be charged if evidence surfaces that he perjured himself on something material to the case.

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  • wildcat Dec 20, 2010

    The Youngs should file a lawsuit against John Edwards in all that he done to them and their character.

  • wildcat Dec 20, 2010

    I read the book and it was a great read. A lot of truth was told.

  • wildcat Dec 20, 2010

    THE YOUNGS ARE THE HEROS. CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH OF THEM.

  • wildcat Dec 20, 2010

    I hope the Youngs were smart enough to keep a copy of the tapes. It could benefit them much later down the road.

  • The Fox Dec 20, 2010

    Great book. Y'all ought to read it.

  • egoss Dec 20, 2010

    wildcat: so are you saying that Elizabeth drove John to have an affair because she was not perfect?

  • wildcat Dec 20, 2010

    Elizabeth Edwards is gone from this earth and we should find another pleasant subject to chat about.

  • wildcat Dec 20, 2010

    HOW MANY HONEST POLITICIANS DO YOU REALLY KNOW? IF SO, PLEASE INFORM US ALL AS TO WHO THEY ARE AND WHERE THEY ARE NOW? THANKS.

  • wildcat Dec 20, 2010

    should not have had the affair in the first place and all this mess would not have happened.

    John Edwards is not all the faults here. Elizabeth was certainly not perfect and had many faults; if only YOU could just see that.

  • wildcat Dec 20, 2010

    voted for a crooked-to-the-core politician ;-)
    Tom

    many politicians lie to get in and do nothing but lie once they continue in office........male or female.

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