John Edwards, the Democratic candidate for vice president in 2004 whose bid for the 2008 presidential nomination was cut short by an admitted sexual affair with a campaign videographer, admitted today that he was the father of the woman’s 2-year-old girl.
No Schickady! Everyone knew this including his wife, Elizabeth who insisted in her interview with Oprah Winfrey , that he did not know because the child did not look like any of her other children. It is reported that the two are now separated.
Edwards who has purchased a home for Hunter and baby Quinn in Charlotte, NC spends most of his time at his beach home. It is also reported that Edwards has been spending quality time with little Frances Quinn
“I am Quinn’s father,” Edwards said in a statement to NBC News released this morning. “I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves.”
Edwards’ who is under federal investigation as to whether his political action committee made improper payments to his mistress Rielle Hunter, the mother of little Quinn, did not make the admission in person. Instead, Harrison Hickman, an Edwards associate, spoke about the relationship during an interview aired this morning on NBC’s “Today.”
“The senator wants to say first of all that he is the father of Quinn,” Hickman said. “Secondly, he wants people to know that he has provided for her and will continue to provide for her, as he should, both financially and emotionally.”
This admission comes on the eve of an ABC “20/20″ program on Friday in which the man who had claimed to be Quinn’s father, former Edwards aide Andrew Young, is to speak about his book, “The Politician,” expected to reveal more details.
Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, admitted to an affair with videographer Rielle Hunter, 42, in between the 2004 and 2008 election cycles after tabloids uncovered their relationship. Hunter later give birth to Frances Quinn.
“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,” Edwards said of the child in his statement today.
“It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me,” his statement said. “To all those I have disappointed and hurt, these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.”
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