Rielle Hunter's Supposed Baby Daddy Shopping a John Edwards Tell-All Book

(L: John Edwards, Getty Images)

Elizabeth Edwards isn't the only one with a tell-all book about John Edwards' career-killing affair with Rielle Hunter. Andrew Young wants in on the action, too. What's that? You don't know who Andrew Young is?

Andrew Young
Well, remember when the whole Hunter scandal broke and John Edwards admitted having an affair, but claimed Rielle's baby had been fathered by one of his close aides? That aide was Andrew Young, a long-time friend and advisor to Edwards who now feels so wronged by the whole situation that he's shopping a tell-all book to set the record straight.

Sara Nelson, of the Daily Beast broke the story. She says according to Young's proposal, "the book would chronicle the tale of his long friendship with the Edwards family, his attempt to help Edwards by taking a pregnant Rielle Hunter into his home to live with him and his wife, Cheri, and their three children, and the fallout when the press (and Elizabeth Edwards) caught wind of the plan."

Holy crap! Could that be a more awkward situation? Cast Amy Poehler as the preggers mistress and Ed Helms as the hapless aide who has to pretend he's the baby daddy, and you've got a great little comedy on your hands.

Only it's not really funny when you consider there's a one and a half year old child involved. There's more:
According to editors who saw the proposal, Young went along with the plan—for an undisclosed sum of money—and took Hunter in for eight months. Aided by the late Fred Baron—the Texas lawyer who was an unofficial “uncle” to Edwards and who admitted paying to move the Youngs-plus-Hunter to Santa Barbara, California—Young wanted to help his friend, he says. But the situation became too much for Edwards, Young’s proposal alleges, when the National Enquirer outed the senator for his affair with Hunter, and when Elizabeth Edwards became aware of the financial arrangement. But when Young voiced his concerns to Edwards, he was cut off by the candidate, and has had virtually no contact with him or his family since. (Young could not be reached. David McCormick declined to comment on the project.)
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