Aide: John Edwards Called Rielle Hunter "Crazy Slut," Said There Was "1-in-3" Chance Baby Was His

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When John Edwards first learned Rielle Hunter was pregnant with his child, he reacted with disbelief and harsh words, according to former aide Andrew Young.

"She's a 'crazy slut,'" Young says Edwards told him.

Testifying Tuesday in the second day of Edwards' criminal trial, Young recalled delivering the news to the politician in mid-2007 that Rielle was preggers.

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Describing their phone call, Young testified, "He was very concerned. He was very angry ... [Edwards] said, 'There's a one-in-three chance' [the child] was his."

Young, who at one point claimed to be the father of Hunter's love child to protect the Democratic presidential candidate, is the government's star witness.

The former U.S. senator is charged with illegally using campaign contributions to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter while he sought the presidency.

Hunter, who shares parenting responsibilities with Edwards for their daughter Frances Quinn, is also expected to testify in the six-week bombshell trial.

It had been reported previously by Young in statements to police that Edwards told her to get an abortion, though this has not come up at trial.

Young testified that the now-deceased Elizabeth Edwards had discovered her husband had an affair with Hunter, a campaign videographer, in 2006.

She was unaware that Hunter and Edwards were still in contact in the summer of 2007, Young testified, because he ran interference for the couple.

Andrew Young says he elaborately set up the calls between Hunter and Edwards through what they called the "bat phone," a separate cell phone.

Edwards, 58, has pleaded not guilty. His attorney said in opening statements that he has "committed many sins" but did not break federal laws.

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SHE ISN'T REALLY A SLUT.....THAT IS A REALLY HARSH WORD ITS ALMOST AS BAD AS THE "N"WORD.

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oh im sure he did break federal laws. I see a guilty verdict coming his way!

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