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John Edwards ‘categorically denies’ involvement in NYC prostitution ring
The Hill ^ | March 22, 2012 | Jonathan Easley

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.

Edwards’s 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."

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1 posted on 03/22/2012 9:22:04 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

FLASHBACK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC4tHLqJtpA

John Edwards Originally Denies Fathering a Child with Rielle Hunter


2 posted on 03/22/2012 9:23:08 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Pinocchio speaks!


3 posted on 03/22/2012 9:23:57 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: maggief

Well he’s been just so honest in the past...


4 posted on 03/22/2012 9:24:01 AM PDT by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: maggief

“... not a single time!”


5 posted on 03/22/2012 9:27:32 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Downinthedixie

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/edwards-scandal-timeline-john-edwards-rielle-hunter-affair/story?id=9621755&page=2

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.


6 posted on 03/22/2012 9:27:32 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

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.


7 posted on 03/22/2012 9:28:30 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: maggief

A categorical denial from John Edwards?

That sure carries a lot of weight.


8 posted on 03/22/2012 9:36:17 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: AtlasStalled
The lawyer for Edwards is off-base in accusing the website DNAinfo of defamation and demanding retraction.

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.

9 posted on 03/22/2012 9:39:14 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I should be, but I'm not.)
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To: AtlasStalled

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.


10 posted on 03/22/2012 9:39:25 AM PDT by RC one (may the strongest man win.)
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To: maggief

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!


11 posted on 03/22/2012 9:41:26 AM PDT by Doors
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To: maggief
When I think of high end Upper East Side Madams, this isn't what pops into my mind.

Geez. Anna has worse hair than her client Edwards.

12 posted on 03/22/2012 9:42:23 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Downinthedixie
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.

Technically, he could be telling the truth. One of his employees could have issued the payment.

13 posted on 03/22/2012 9:42:36 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: maggief

“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.”


14 posted on 03/22/2012 9:49:10 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (If their "Alternative" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: maggief

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.


15 posted on 03/22/2012 9:49:15 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: maggief

Oh, please! Be gone you idiot, damaged and corrupt Democrats!


16 posted on 03/22/2012 9:49:57 AM PDT by cricket (. It is more than <i>the economy</I>. . .and Newt knows it.)
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To: maggief

Well...hasn’t he been honest about everything else? No reason to stop believing him now. Right? LOLOLOL


17 posted on 03/22/2012 9:52:38 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: maggief

No way he’s “Client Number Tay-en.” His father worked in a “meel” dontcha know........


18 posted on 03/22/2012 9:55:26 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Vigilanteman

:: 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...


19 posted on 03/22/2012 9:56:10 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: maggief
You horny bastard!


20 posted on 03/22/2012 9:57:38 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Tax-chick

Some people are considered under the law as “defamation proof”; in other words, they have such bad reputations nothing you can say or write about them can injure them. I wonder whether Edwards could be considered “defamation proof” since he is both a lawyer and a politician neither of which are held in high regard by the public as a general matter.


21 posted on 03/22/2012 9:59:16 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: maggief

Ahhhh. It’s already all been said above.

He should have done a Clinton and pointed his finger at the camera while categorically denying he had sex with (name or prostitution ring member here). That would have been more convincing.

As I recall it was those shameless journalists at the Enquirer that finally exposed the last whopper this christian angel of a husband and father told.

Here is a guy that:
1) Made millions in frivolous medical lawsuits
2) Married money
3) Cheated on the married money source while she was dying of cancer
4) Lied about cheating on the married money while she was dying of cancer
5) Fathered a child with a woman he cheated with on the... 6) Lied about fathering a child....

How does his attorney make statements like that with a straight face. Who should be ashamed?

Someone should tell Edwards he should move to Puerto Rico and never be seen or heard from again.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 9:59:48 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

No one cares what the madam looks like...provided she has an eye for “talent”.


23 posted on 03/22/2012 10:00:20 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Lazlo in PA

“When I think of high end Upper East Side Madams, this isn’t what pops into my mind.”

That’s the genius of it!


24 posted on 03/22/2012 10:00:52 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: maggief

Thanks for the synopsis of Silky Pony’s epic clashes with Mr. Truth. I wonder why he thinks he’ll win this bout?


25 posted on 03/22/2012 10:01:35 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Vigilanteman

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.

“Technically, he could be telling the truth. One of his employees could have issued the payment.”

Actually, his defense is even stronger. The campaign paid for this. HE paid nothing! Senator Edwards clearly is trying to out-Clinton WJC when it comes to parsing the meaning of words. I’m perfectly happy to concede he’s the winner!


26 posted on 03/22/2012 10:07:11 AM PDT by DrC
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To: DrC

“Thanks for the synopsis of Silky Pony’s epic clashes with Mr. Truth. I wonder why he thinks he’ll win this bout?”

LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!!!!!


27 posted on 03/22/2012 10:09:50 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: maggief

John Edwards ‘categorically denies’ involvement in NYC prostitution ring

John Edwards: “I catagorically deny involvement in NYC prostitution ring, per se.”


28 posted on 03/22/2012 10:09:50 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: maggief

If proven true, this will be devastating to Edward’s squeaky clean reputation. /s


29 posted on 03/22/2012 10:13:48 AM PDT by Califelephant
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To: Mashood

2 Hours Later..... (in SpongeBob Faux French Accent)

John Edwards: “The bitch set me up.”


30 posted on 03/22/2012 10:14:00 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: maggief
categorically denies

Rat-speak for "caught red-handed"

31 posted on 03/22/2012 10:25:17 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Doors

And just think: If Kerry was elected and died, this low life Edwards would have been POTUS. But that’s libs for you, a scumbum who stole money from doctors, who stabbed his wife in the back is Presidential material to them.


32 posted on 03/22/2012 10:29:09 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke)
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To: AtlasStalled

The point, I think, is just to back up Edwards’ claim that it isn’t true. It won’t get as far as an actual suit against the site that published the information: too much truth would come out, on the record and under oath.


33 posted on 03/22/2012 10:32:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I should be, but I'm not.)
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To: maggief

Since the Breck Girl say no....then yes it is!


34 posted on 03/22/2012 10:36:48 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: maggief

say=says


35 posted on 03/22/2012 10:38:55 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Tenacious 1

“How does his attorney make statements like that with a straight face. Who should be ashamed?

Someone should tell Edwards he should move to Puerto Rico and never be seen or heard from again.”

Agree totally with you, except - why inflict him on Puerto Rico? Got to admit, I can’t think of a place sufficiently remote - maybe he should just hang around until election day, loudly proclaiming his support for the won, while denying the other accusations that are sure to follow!


36 posted on 03/22/2012 10:51:19 AM PDT by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: maggief

He must be afraid of Raelle cutting off his tool in the night.


37 posted on 03/22/2012 10:52:20 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: maggief

Come, come, John. You’re an self-admitted lawyer. Why nitpick about the differences between a lawyer and a prostitute?


38 posted on 03/22/2012 11:00:26 AM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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To: maggief

Just like he denied he was having an affair with Rielle Hunter.


39 posted on 03/22/2012 12:00:09 PM PDT by Kevin C
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To: maggief

Defamatory?? Oh, please!! You took care of ruining your reputation all by your smarmy self!!


40 posted on 03/22/2012 8:39:28 PM PDT by rejoicing
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