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January 29, 2010

Oh My: Maybe That John Edwards Sex Tape Is Real

I never gave this much play because I figured it was likely bullshit. Anyone selling a tell-all book has a huge financial incentive to claim as many explosive, lurid details as possible.

So, if there was a tape, Andrew Young had a strong reason to claim there was.

But, if there was not a tape, Andrew Young had an equally strong reason to claim there was.

There was no way to say which of those two was at work here, so I just sort of ignored the sex-tape claim. Well, I mentioned it, I think. But I didn't have any reason to believe it was a real claim.

Well, may be...

The two-time failed presidential candidate's former mistress, Rielle Hunter, has obtained a court order demanding that a former Edwards aide turn over videotapes and photos Hunter says belong to her, reports CBS News Correspondent Tara Mergener.

Andrew Young's tell-all book, "The Politician," which is slated to hit stores Saturday, makes the explosive claim that Young found a sex tape made by Hunter and Edwards just months before the January 2008 Iowa caucus, Mergener says.

Do the materials Hunter is after include that tape?

According to the Maj. Charles Blackwood of the Orange County, N.C. Sheriff's Office, the restraining order "speaks to video recordings and photographs that depict matters of a private and personal nature."

Young refused to hand over the tapes and photos to the Sheriff's Office on Thursday, reports Mergener.

Supposedly, Edwards is clearly identifiable on the tape, but the woman he's with isn't. Whatever that means. We know it's Rielle. (Or... we think we know that.)

Shocker, huh? Edwards makes a sex tape and makes sure he's the only one in frame and the woman he's banging is barely visible. I never would have guessed that. Ever.

I'm not sure Young will comply. He may want to hold on to the tape as evidence should one of these two solid citizens launch a defamation suit.

He may turn the tape over only if he extracts a signed legal admission from Rielle that the tape is real and therefore no defamation suit can flow from his mention of it.

Either way, though, I don't see him releasing it. His book will sell well enough and I don't think he wants to invite legal troubles or suits here.

So it may exist, but you'll never see it.

Praise the Creator.

Incidentally, what I hear? I hear John Edwards fornicates like a symphony.

Thanks to Lord Raiden.

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