Disgraced politician John Edwards nailed mistress Rielle Hunter in his wife's bed, made a sex tape with her, wanted her to have an abortion and called her a "crazy slut" among other choice terms, a new book by his former aide claims.
At this point, do you doubt any of that?
In The Politician, Andrew Young, who once claimed Edwards' love child was his own to protect his boss, portrays John as more of a disgrace than we thought.
We didn't think much of him, either.
A self-obsessed, all-around creep, the ex-senator stopped at nothing to hide his indiscretions, including urging "crazy slut" Rielle Hunter to abort their child.
Rielle Hunter with John Edwards' daughter, Frances Quinn.
In 2006, Hunter began having sex with the man she called "Love Lips" and became increasingly demanding as she went into hiding to bear Edwards' child.
Young describes Edwards as "barely under control" when Hunter's pregnancy first came to light, with John questioning who could have fathered the baby.
He tried to talk her into abortion, but she wanted the baby, "which she believed to be the reincarnated spirit of a Buddhist monk who would save the world."
You cannot make this $h!t up.
When the National Enquirer first broke the story, Andrew Young writes, Edwards pleaded with him to claim he fathered the child and take off with Hunter.
Hunter initially resisted, but soon signed on to the plan in which she would vanish into a life of luxury (very possibly paid for with John's campaign funds).
Edwards met up with Rielle Hunter and the baby, but still asked Young to swipe a diaper and discussed having a fake DNA test "prove" he wasn't the dad.
By mid-2007, Young clashed with his boss about exiting the bizarre scene, then found a John Edwards sex tape left behind in Hunter's California hideout.Young popped in the tape and was
Edwards, who initially denied all of this, went into free fall when the Enquirer ran pictures of him visiting Hunter and their child at a Beverly Hills hotel.
A tearful Edwards called his longtime aide, reporting: "They caught me. It's all over." The moron admitted the affair, but denied the love child was his.
He admitted paternity only last week.
Even as he cheated on his wife Elizabeth, Edwards refused to consider a divorce - partly because he still loved his wife, and partly because voters did.
Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
Young says he went along with the paternity scheme out of a cultish loyalty to the candidate - and because he believed Edwards would save his career.
But, in short, he writes, "I was f---ed."