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Former Presidential Candidate’s Paternity Case
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Former Presidential Candidate’s Paternity Case

January, 21, 2010- Former Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards in the news today. This time, he finally admitted that he fathered a child during an affair before his second White House bid. Edwards dropped a long series of denials about the paternity of this child shortly before a book by a former campaign, is about to be released in a couple of months. Edwards released a statement admitting he is, Frances Quinn Hunter’s father, who was born in 2008. Frances, is the product of his affair with Reilly Hunter. Edwards had already confessed to the affair but had denied the paternity of the child.

Today, Edwards admitted that "It was wrong for me to ever deny she was my daughter". He added that “he was providing financial support for the child and mother”. In his book, Young is expected to describe how Edwards worked to hide his paternity with Young's help.

Young initially claimed he was the child's father shortly before the 2008 presidential primary contests began. Word that Young was naming Edwards as the father first came when details of his book proposal were reported by The New York Times in September. Edwards' lawyer at the time declined to comment.

Frances was born Feb. 27, 2008, indicating that she was conceived in the middle of 2007, several months after Hunter stopped working for Edwards. At the same time, John and Elizabeth Edwards renewed their wedding vows in July of 2007 as they celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

Hunter's lawyer, Michael Critchley, said Edwards statement amounted to a public acknowledgment of something that was already known privately. He added that Hunter did not have an immediate comment. It is not even clear where she and the child are living.

Strikingly, in an excerpt of an ABC News interview released Thursday, Young says that Edwards asked him to arrange a fake a paternity test, to "get a doctor to fake the DNA results". Besides, Young said that Edwards also asked him to steal a diaper from the baby so he could secretly do a DNA test to find out if this indeed his child."

Since admitting the affair in August 2008, Edwards has largely gone into seclusion. Both Young and Hunter have made appearances at a federal courthouse in Raleigh.

Edwards said in his statement, "I will do everything in my power to provide the child with the love and support she deserves”.

Edwards admitted that he has spent time with her during the past year. He also said that “he trusts that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace." Edwards admitted that "it was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me." He stated that he has been providing financial support for the child and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support in the future". Edwards' attorney, Wade Smith, said Edwards wrestled with the decision to come forward but took so long to do it because there were other people involved. Smith stated that “ this is a complex family situation, and Edwards had to keep in mind that other people have concerns and worries about it".

A longtime friend of Edwards and political pollster, said that Edwards had to come to an agreement on child support before coming forward. He said that coming to an agreement on child support, was the last piece". Nobody knows exactly why Edwards denied that he was the child’s biological father. But he added that Edwards was "very pleased" to finally set the record straight. His friend added that “to say that life has been hard for John Edwards for the past year would be an enormous understatement but he recognizes that he has been at fault." Edwards adamantly denied during an interview with ABC News last summer that he had fathered a child with Hunter, and that he would welcomed a paternity test. At that time, Edwards reported that his affair with Hunter had ended in 2006.

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