Andrew Young claims he still has the alleged John Edwards sex tape depicting the former senator and his then-mistress Rielle Hunter, and that unlike John when he knocked up Rielle a few years back, it's quite well protected.
In a safe-deposit box, he says.
The ex-aide to the embattled two-time former Democratic presidential candidate, once his fall guy and now a whistle-blower, denies he tried to sell it for profit.
"We were offered millions for that stupid tape," he says of the tape he "found in a box of trash filled with crinkled paper and tapes" left behind by Rielle Hunter.
He says despite the lucrative potential of the risque video, they never shopped it around, which was reported last week, since "We couldn't live with ourselves."
Andrew Young has turned on former boss John Edwards.
Hunter filed a motion last week against Andrew Young in court, seeking the return of photos and videos, including one she made in 2006 while working for Edwards.
"In or about September 2006, I authored a personal video recording that depicted matters of a very private and personal nature," Hunter wrote in an affidavit.
"In 2006, I was also having an intimate relationship with Edwards."
This declaration is a bit confusing, as in Young's new book, The Politician, he says the naked woman depicted in the John Edwards sex tape was clearly pregnant.
Hunter had Frances Quinn in 2008, more than a year after she says her "private" video was made. Yet she acknowledges said video exists. It's all really bizarre.
Young won't comment on "ongoing litigation" with Hunter, except that "We may lose the battle because we don't have the money or power John and Elizabeth do."
John Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, and weird mistress, Rielle.
Young served as an aide to John Edwards for more than nine years and even agreed to publicly claim paternity of John's baby, being carried by Hunter, in 2008.
Edwards finally admitted last month that he fathered Hunter's 2-year-old daughter, Frances Quinn. John's wife, Elizabeth Edwards, is now separated from him.
Young said on ABC's 20/20 that when he and his wife Cheri first watched the sex tape – which was marked "special" – "we just fell on the floor. We were agape."
Adds Cheri: "It was disappointing to see the person you had such hopes and dreams for be so careless." Yup, that's pretty much the understatement of all time.