John Edwards Sex Tape Will Be Destroyed

Rielle Hunter settles suit over ownership
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2012 7:17 PM CST
John Edwards Sex Tape to Be Destroyed
In this Aug. 6, 2009, file photo, Rielle Hunter leaves the a courthouse in Raleigh, N.C.   (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds, File)

One sordid little detail from the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter mess has been ironed out: An infamous sex tape they made will be destroyed within 30 days, reports ABC News. Hunter and former Edwards aide Andrew Young settled their suit over ownership of the tape, which Young says he found discarded in the trash. (If you're rusty on the scandal, Young is the guy who claimed to be the father of Hunter's baby to protect Edwards.)

  • Hunter's spokeswoman: ”Ms. Hunter is very pleased. She won.”
  • The Youngs, in a statement: “We are extremely pleased to have this case resolved. There were no ‘winners’ as such, in that each side had returned back to it that which it believed was its own property, although it was mutually agreed that certain materials should, per the court’s order, be destroyed.”
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