The sex tape featuring John Edwards and Rielle Hunter going at it will be destroyed as part of a settlement between Hunter and ex-Edwards aide Andrew Young.
The imminent destruction of sex tapes featuring Edwards and Hunter was mandated as per the agreement between Rielle, Edwards' ex-plaything, and Young.
Orange County, N.C., Superior Court Judge Carl Fox on Thursday signed the settlement agreement between Andrew Young, his wife and Rielle Hunter.
Hunter sued the pair, who ended up with the John Edwards sex tape somehow.
Hunter accused Andrew and Cheri Young of invasion of privacy, and sought to reclaim "materials" she said belong to her, including personal photos and the sex tape.
While the settlement addresses the transfer and destruction of videos, photos and other documents, no money was awarded and the Youngs admit no liability.
The court clerk has the honor of physically destroying the sex tape.
Meanwhile, the Youngs must make a good-faith effort to ensure that the copy of the video that they gave to the U.S. government is likewise destroyed.
The former aide will get back his family videos and pics, though they can't monetize any including Rielle Hunter or her daughter, Edwards' love child.Young recently wrote a book, The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down.
In it, he describes an elaborate plan to use money from two wealthy benefactors to allow Edwards to maintain and hide a relationship with Rielle Hunter.
She worked as a videographer on the failed 2008 presidential campaign of the former U.S. senator, the Democrats' 2004 vice presidential nominee.
According to CNN, plans are already underway to make Young's book, The Politician, into a movie from Aaron Sorkin and Colvin Road Entertainment.
The Youngs can use information in the book, in court proceedings or otherwise in the public domain. But anything beyond that is prohibited by court order.
A gag order prohibits either of the parties from discussing the settlement, and the Youngs are also not allowed to promote the upcoming film in any way.
Edwards, meanwhile, is still scheduled to be tried on charges including conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws.
The disgraced politician denies any wrongdoing, and his most recent court hearing was postponed due to his alleged life-threatening heart condition.
Edwards could face 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1.5 million.