Elizabeth Edwards left behind video testimony: report

By Kase Wickman
Saturday, June 11, 2011 14:13 EDT
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[Ed. note: This story was edited to reflect legal inaccuracies in the National Enquirer's story.]

Before she died last winter, Elizabeth Edwards allegedly recorded video testimony about what she knew about her recently indicted husband John Edwards‘ affair with campaign aide Rielle Hunter, The National Enquirer reported.

“Elizabeth wanted to exact revenge against John for destroy­ing their 33-year marriage and family by cheating with Rielle,” a source close to the Edwards’ reportedly told the Enquirer.

“It was Elizabeth’s idea to secret­ly record a video and tell what she knew of the affair and John’s horrific betrayal.”

“Elizabeth wanted to haunt John and Rielle – literally from her grave – and she has,” the source said.

Even if such a video does exist, however, legal sources tell Raw Story that it would likely be unusable in court, because it is not an official taped deposition. There are also legal privileges that come with marriage. (The full Enquirer story claimed that prosecutors planned to use the tape in court.)

Elizabeth Edwards died of breast cancer in December 2010.

John Edwards pleaded not guilty to breaking federal law last week.

(h/t: Mediaite)

[Updated to add legal information.]

Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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