John Edwards is a lucky man. His trial ended with one count of not guilty and the rest a mistrial. But the real victims here were not Bunny Mellon and the rest of John’s donors, whose money was used to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter.
John Edwards’ fate is decided — he’s a free man! The former senator was facing six felony charges stemming from the 2008 presidential race in which he was accused of using $1 million in campaign funds to hide his extramarital affair with campaign videographer Rielle Hunter. But now he’s off the hook, after the jury found him not guilty on Count 3 and the judge ruled the rest a mistrial.
Former Senator John Edwards has been accused of hiring a call girl, employed by Madam Anna Gristina, while he was married and running for President. The escort told investigators that John paid her for sex during a 2007 visit to New York City to raise money for his failed White House bid, according to DNAinfo.
After a painful past few years the Edwards family can finally rejoice! Cate Edwards, 29 and her college sweetheart Trevor Upham, 30 were married on Oct. 22 in Chapel Hill, NC., in front of 150 family members and friends.
Elizabeth Edwards was laid to rest Dec. 11 and among the many emotional moments was daughter Cate‘s eulogy for her late mother. “There aren’t words that are good enough,” her daughter began before reading a letter her mother had given her. “I’ve loved you in the best ways I’ve known how,” the letter said. “All I ever really needed was you, your love, your presence, to make my life complete.”