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Edwards admits to being father of mistress's daughter

5 years ago January 21, 2010 Jan 21, 2010 Thursday, January 21 2010 Thursday, January 21, 2010 5:14:37 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has finally come forward to admit that he fathered a child with a videographer that he hired before his second White House bid.

Edwards confirmed this in a statement, after initially denying that he'd fathered a child during his affair with the videographer, Reille Hunter.

"I am Quinn's father," the former senator declared in his statement, as the second birthday of Frances Quinn Hunter approaches.

A former Edwards aide, Andrew Young, initially claimed paternity of the child shortly before the 2008 presidential primary contests began.

Young is scheduled to release a book on Feb. 2 that details the scandal.

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