“She thought maybe you should probably pay for your girlfriend yourself.”
— Bunny Mellon’s reaction to learning that her secret payments to the John Edwards campaign were used to cover up his relationship with Rielle Hunter, as described by her interior decorator friend Bryan Huffman in his court testimony Friday. Even the former senator — on trial for alleged campaign finance violations — cracked a smile at that line, reports the Associated Press. The heiress, now 101, had a complicated romantic history herself and wasn’t about to judge him for an affair, Huffman said — just the financing of it.
Read more: Lawyer for wealthy heiress says John Edwards knew money was for him (AP), 5/4/12
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