FILE - In this March 22, 2007, file photo Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards listens to his wife Elizabeth, not shown, talk to media about her recurrence of cancer during a news conference in Chapel Hill, N.C. The legal case against two-time presidential candidate focuses on where to draw the line between the public and private in a politician's life. The central dispute over Edwards' indictment on felony charges is whether money, spent by two supporters to keep his mistress in hiding, were campaign contributions or private gifts from friends. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File) (AP)

John Edwards asks judge for delay in sex tape case

Rielle Hunter claims a former Edwards aide took sensitive materials from her; hearing is scheduled for Thursday


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Tom Breen
June 16, 2011 2:34PM (UTC)

A judge in North Carolina will hear arguments over whether former presidential candidate John Edwards should have to testify this month in a case involving a purported sex tape.

The hearing is scheduled to take place Thursday in Raleigh.

Edwards filed a motion last week asking that his scheduled June 20 deposition be postponed. He's being called to testify in a lawsuit filed by his former mistress, Rielle Hunter. Hunter claims a former Edwards campaign aide took sensitive materials from her, including a reputed sex tape showing Edwards. She wants the items returned.

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The former senator says his deposition should wait until the resolution of federal criminal charges against him. Earlier this month, Edwards was indicted on charges of violating campaign finance laws. He's pleaded not guilty.


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