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John Edwards' former staffer Andrew Young supposedly has a sex tape made by Edwards and Rielle Hunter, according to Gawker.

Let's face it, Young has lied before: He previously claimed paternity of Edwards' daughter with Hunter, and if we believe him now, was willing to drive his own life over a cliff to cover up for his boss. But he now insists that he became disillusioned when he discovered the sex tape in his friend Hunter's home. (Gee, was it hidden on the coffee table, along with an open box of chocolates?) Doubtless the motivation of a book contract had nothing to do with Young's disillusionment...but he's threatening to reveal more gory details of Edwards and Hunter's affair in his new book, The Politician, which will be released February 2. Oh, and those who do not want to hear another word about the contents of the (purported?) sex tape should NOT tune in for his interview Friday on ABC's 20/20.

Hunter was paid by the Edwards presidential campaign to make videos of the candidate, but no one suspected she was making one of them having sex. The tape reportedly shows Hunter "behind the camera at first" and then the two of them engaging in "several sex acts."
The New York Daily News reported last June that Young's book proposal mentioned a sex tape, as did the National Enquirer in July.

One of Gawker's sources said Young saw the sex tape as "kind of the last straw for people who had sacrificed savings and jobs to lie for John."
But why would that turn him against his boss? At that point, Young had already helped Edwards cheat on his cancer-stricken wife, and helped him deny his own flesh and blood. Yet something on a sex tape made him wake up and smell the mendacity? Right.

If such a tape does exist, whether Young got hold of it by accident or design is also unclear. The Enquirer reported that he found it while helping Hunter unpack when they lived together – along with Young's own wife and children -- in the hideaway house in California. Gawker cites that Young found it in a stack of DVDs in Hunter's house by accident.

The ick-factor is compounded by the Enquirer's report that 'John and Rielle think Andrew concocted the story that he
'found' the tape. They think he may have been the one responsible for recording it, "divulged the close source."

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