Andrew Young: Rielle Hunter Baby-Daddy or Fall Guy?

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The man claiming to be the father of John Edwards' mistress' five-month-old baby has remained quiet since the former Democratic U.S. Senator admitted to his affair with Rielle Hunter but denied fathering her love child.

No one even knows what Andrew Young looks like!

Just the same, he's been laying low but sticking by his claim that he's the father. Some close to the scandal say that Andrew Young is being used as a fall guy by Edwards - and is not the father of Rielle's baby.

A former well-placed campaign worker, who claims to have inside knowledge of the relationship with John Edwards during the time Rielle Hunter, a videographer, was working for his campaign, told FOX News in an email:

"There was no relationship between her and Andrew Young."

Frances Quinn Hunter, called Quinn, was born on February 27, 2008. No father is listed on the child's birth certificate in California.

Who put the baby inside Rielle Hunter, seen here late last year?

In December, when the National Enquirer reported that a then-pregnant Rielle Hunter was having an affair with Edwards, Andrew Young released a statement through his attorney Pamela Marple claiming he was the father.

"Senator Edwards knew nothing about the relationship between these former co-workers, which began when they worked together in 2006."

But questions continue to swirl about who is the real father.

In his "confession" last Friday, John Edwards said he was "happy to take a paternity test", but Rielle Hunter, speaking through her lawyer, said she refuses to agree to a genetic test "now or in the future."

How convenient for John Edwards.

Others close to the affair say they have reason to suspect that the former presidential hopeful somehow convinced Young to claim paternity of Quinn.

Pigeon O'Brien, a former friend of Rielle Hunter's who was in close contact with the videographer during the time of the affair, said that Edwards isn't coming clean with all the details and believes the ex-senator is the father.

"I can't think that there is another possible explanation, knowing the way I know Rielle," the hilariously named Pigeon O'Brien said.

Of Andrew Young, a former campaign aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he was a close aide but not a central figure to the campaign.

"He was an John Edwards loyalist — an aide to the family more than he was a campaign professional," the aide said. "He was more of an Edwards buddy and personal aide than campaign operative or anything else."

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