Skip to comments.John Edwards ‘categorically denies’ involvement in NYC prostitution ring
Posted on 03/22/2012 9:21:59 AM PDT by maggief
Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) on Thursday denied allegations that he paid to have sex with a call girl working for a high-end Manhattan prostitution ring.
Edwardss attorney, Allison Van Laningham, is demanding a complete retraction from DNAinfo, the local Manhattan website that reported the story on Thursday morning.
Mr. Edwards categorically denies that he was involved with any prostitute or service, Van Laningham said in a statement. These allegations are false, defamatory, and he puts those who would publish or repeat them on notice that they acting [sic] with actual malice by reporting or repeating them. He has demanded a complete retraction from the only source being quoted."
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
John Edwards Originally Denies Fathering a Child with Rielle Hunter
Well he’s been just so honest in the past...
“... not a single time!”
Oct. 11, 2007: Edwards denies having an affair to reporters in Summerton, S.C. “The story is false,” Edwards says, according to The Associated Press. “It’s completely untrue, ridiculous. ... I’ve been in love with the same woman for 30-plus years, and as anybody who’s been around us knows, she’s an extraordinary human being; warm, loving, beautiful, sexy and as good a person as I have ever known.”
Aug. 8, 2008: Edwards admits to ABC News’ Bob Woodruff that he had an extramarital affair but says he is not the father of Hunter’s baby. He adds that he told his family about his relationship with Hunter in 2006 and made a point of telling Woodruff that his wife’s cancer was in remission when he began the affair with Hunter.
Jan. 21, 2010: Edwards admits that he is the father of Hunter’s daughter.
“It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter, and, hopefully, one day, when she understands, she will forgive me,” his statement said.
The lawyer for Edwards is off-base in accusing the website DNAinfo of defamation and demanding retraction. The story cites a statement filed by the call girl with the DA’s office, and the reporter is entitled to report on that claim. Moreover, the investigative reporter, Murray Weiss, who broke the Anna Gristina story in the beginning, is very well-respected and has great sources.
A categorical denial from John Edwards?
That sure carries a lot of weight.
This is what leftists do. It doesn't matter that the website is simply reporting what was said to authorities, and it doesn't matter whether the information is true or false. All that matters is defending their guy, because he's one of Them. (For "leftists" above, you could substitute "lawyers" with the same result ;-).
If I'm surprised at anything, it's that John Edwards still gets any support even from leftists. He's such a loser, such an embarassment ... and he's white.
Given his history, who can honestly doubt that Edwards had sex with hookers? we have here a man that cheated on his wife while she was was dieing of cancer while simultaneously using her to garner sympathy from voters during a presidential election and then used money raised from that sympathy to try to pay off the mistress. These are the actions of a man without ethical or moral constraints. Having sex with hookers is like having a glass of wine to people like that. It’s just normal behavior.
That guy is such a liar. He’s an elitist who thought he could run for the highest office in the land and get away with hiding his affair and the kid that resulted from it. The hubris is astounding.
Lock him up and throw away the key!
Geez. Anna has worse hair than her client Edwards.
Technically, he could be telling the truth. One of his employees could have issued the payment.
“I-—did-—NOT-—pay-—to-—have-—sex-—with -—that -—THAT-—woman,-—Miss 555-6969! It was a different woman, and I only paid for her company; the sex was gratuitous!”
“And worth every campaign dollar spent for it.”
How long before some faceless call girl comes forward to declare that Edwards was her regular client? She smells easy money from the Enquire and other tabloids that will pay her handsomely to dish on dirty Johnny. Stuff like they never had sex she just sat in a chair and told him how pretty his hair was. He probably paid her out of his campaign slush fund.
Oh, please! Be gone you idiot, damaged and corrupt Democrats!
Well...hasn’t he been honest about everything else? No reason to stop believing him now. Right? LOLOLOL
No way he’s “Client Number Tay-en.” His father worked in a “meel” dontcha know........
:: One of his employees could have issued the payment. ::
...or a campaign worker
...or a high end Upper East Side donor
...or a high end Upper East Side Madame...
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