Every now and then you meet someone who is so off course, you say to yourself Wow.
For those of you who may not know actress/film producer Rielle Hunter(Born: Lisa Jo Druck) . In February 21 2006, Ms Hunter representing her company, Midline Groove Productions pitched the idea of a series of short informal campaigns videos to John Edwards the former US Senator from North Carolina who was considering running for President. That year an affair began between the two. The Edwards campaign hired her and the company filmed and produced four short videos for the 08 campaign.
John Edwards was married to Elizabeth Edwards . They had four children. During the affair his wife was dying of Breast cancer. John Edwards ran for US President in 2008. During the campaign, there was speculation that he had fathered a child with Ms. Hunter.
Andrew Young a campaign aid claimed he was the child’s father, Young was married and was a father of two. In an elaborate scheme the two men planned to get a doctor to fake the DNA results. The plan fell apart when Ms Hunter refused to take a DNA test. After months of misleading the media, John Edwards told the world he was father, that was January 2010.His wife Elizabeth Edwards died December 7th 2010.
There were hundred of rumors about the two, including reports Edwards had used campaign money to cover up the affair. On May 31, of this year. Edwards was found not guilty of illegally using campaign funds .
Rielle Hunter’s Book “WHAT REALLY HAPPENED”( John Edwards,Our Daughter, and me) was officially released yesterday.
From the Lounge to the Deep Fryer
A woman’s view on adultery is often much different from a males views. For many women adultery is an assault on the relationship the lines are carved in black and white. There is a lot more grey for males, it isn’t as personal.
Weeks before the book was officially released, the publisher shared sections of the book with the press. ABC’s The View” (June 18,2012)The following passages not only angered, it united the ladies.
Rielle Hunter’s talks about Elizabeth Edwards….
Hunter depicts Elizabeth Edwards as woman routinely angry at Edwards, who constantly “barks” demands at her husband, summarily fires staffers and vigilantly works to maintain a public persona as a “saint,” when Hunter implies she is a “witch on wheels.”
On Dec. 31. 2006, Elizabeth uncovered the truth, calling Hunter from what she calls Edwards’ “other woman” phone, a secondary cell he used to call Hunter and possibly other mistresses.
“Hey, baby,” Hunter answered assuming it was Edwards. Elizabeth simply hung up.
Elizabeth, Hunter writes, repeatedly called her “for the next two days at all hours of the day and night from various numbers” in an attempt to intimidate her.
Edwards was also subjected to Elizabeth’s wrath as she “physically attack[ed] him during all the screaming.”
Hunter has little sympathy for Elizabeth’s behavior. She writes that Edwards’ wife of three decades, with whom he suffered the death of their oldest son Wade, “was bonkers because she had been in denial” about his cheating.
She describes Elizabeth as “crazy,” and a “venomous” “witch on wheels” who is given to fits of “rage.”
Yesterday, Rielle Hunter was on ABC’s early morning show” Good Morning America” where she was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos the interview was routine. During the interview Ms Hunter announced, she and John Edwards had just broken up. (A bit surprising as no one ever saw them as a couple) It wasn’t an stressful interview easy peezy.
From there a walk down the hall to The View……and later an interview with Chris Cuomo for ABC’s 20/20.
I’m a fan of ”The View”. There must have been a prayer meeting before the segment. Everyone was on edge. Barbara Walters set the tone… But something was up with Babs…… I’ve seen it only one other time… and that was when Star Jones came back as a guest . Barbara was the calm professional the world has come to admire. But something was wrong as she seemed to sit uncomfortably on the seat. Turns out, Babs was pissed. Though many years have passed, she insisted Star Jones clear up some misstatement by Jones about her. She wasn’t letting go, and Star Jones squirmed, and quickly gave Ms Walters what she wanted.
Yesterday, that edge posture was back… Something was up…..
Barbara Walters, began the questioning. Today, we hear you’ve broken up”
Rielle Hunter: It’s very painful and I have mixed emotions. Later she said she was not a mistress ,she was a mom.
Were off…… There was a shift on the sofa.
Elizabeth(who needs to pace herself) Hasselback, broke it down to what a mistress is… Rielle looking sad and perhaps trying to find sympathy from the largely female audience failed.
“I fell in love with him,which was a surprised to me ,and I became (his mistress) in order to be with him”
A Very Controlled Whoopi was not feeling her…
Barbara Walters wondered how Rielle felt when John Edwards went on national TV and denied he was Quinn’s father. “The most devastating moment of my life,” Rielle said.
BW continued, recounting that Andrew Young said the baby was his. John Edwards played along and got Rielle to do so, too. “Wow! I mean, that’s pretty crazy stuff that you’re . . . agreeing to,” BW said.
“Insane. It’s the only time in my life I have gone down a road that I knew was the wrong road to go on before I went down it,” Rielle said.
Hasselbeck asked, “That was the first time?!”
What’s Up With Babs?
(Note: fast forward to 1150)
There were some suprises in the interview, namely Joy Behar who is normally a bit combative was relatively quiet (for Joy) and the other is Sheri (perhaps she was sedated) is clear she has no love for Hunter.
The other thing I find curious… The audience who normally goes wild when they get any free stuff from the show… was quiet after they announced everyone was getting a copy of Rielle Hunters Book. Was the applause sign turned off or will the book be in a dollar store bin soon.
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