It’s about time the disgraced North Carolina Senator admits it. Today John Edwards released a statement admitting he is the father of Francis Quinn Hunter the 2 year-old daughter he had with his mistress/campaign videographer Rielle Hunter.
“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 have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support in the future. To all those I have disappointed and hurt these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry.”
What was strange about this affair and its aftermath was lying that John did to cover it and the fact that Quinn was conceived when Edward’s wife (Elizabeth) was undergoing chemo. Today, he even had his close friend/political advisor Harrison Hickman speak exclusively with NBC’s Lisa Meyer on his behalf.
“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. He’s not doing this as a way to try to bring attention to himself. He’s doing this as a way … to begin to put this behind, not just him, but everybody else who’s been affected by this.”
Hickman added: Edwards bought a house for Quinn and her mother to live in in Charlotte, N.C., more than two hours away from his home in Chapel Hill. The former senator is trying to stay out of the public spotlight and focus his energy on family and doing good deeds like helping the poor.
This sure sounds weird. John has the balls to have a baby but not enough to give a face to face interview with public? How is it even possible that he has his best friend do the interview for him? Its just another bad decision to me. Elizabeth and John are separated and she is still undergoing chemo. Last summer she opened a furniture boutique store in North Carolina not too far from their home. I wish her the best.