August 8th, 2008
08:27 PM ET
6 years ago

Former Edwards adviser says he made payments to Hunter, Young

(CNN) - Fred Baron, the finance chairman for the John Edwards presidential campaign, said in a Friday statement that he paid to help the woman Edwards had an extramarital affair with, and the former aide who was the alleged father of her child, move out of the former North Carolina senator’s home state.

“I decided independently to help two friends and former colleagues rebuild their lives when harassment by supermarket tabloids made it impossible for them to move forward on their own,” he said of his efforts to aid Rielle Hunter and Andrew Young.

“I did this of my own volition without the instruction or suggestion of anyone, and made a conscious decision not to tell anyone, including John Edwards, that assistance was provided,” he added. “The assistance was offered and accepted without condition. This is now and shall always remain a private matter between these individuals and me.”

Hunter and Young lived separately at an upscale development in Chapel Hill, and later in Santa Barbara, California.


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soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Lisa

    Yeah right...how stupid do these people think the American public is anyway?

    August 9, 2008 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  2. Not so wow

    who cares?? John Edwards is not running for president, folks.

    August 9, 2008 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  3. Geez

    McCain, how low will you stoop? Wait, this can't be pinned on McCain. Uh-oh, now what cnn readers?

    August 9, 2008 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  4. Chula

    Of course Edwards had nothing to do with the pay off......blah blah blah.....they must think Americans are crazy and stupid.

    August 9, 2008 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  5. THE LADY WITH MEN PROBLEMS LIKE THIS

    MEN ARE GREEDY AND NEVER SATISFIED WITH THE ONE THEY ARE WITH.

    August 9, 2008 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
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