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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Rielle Hunter tells all — again! Grading the revelations in new book by John Edwards mistress


Hunter’s new book, set for release next week. (AP)
Rielle Hunter is ready to tell all — again. Remember? She already talked to Oprah two years ago, and bared her heart (and panties) to GQ. But now we have her upcoming memoir, “What Really Happened,” on her illicit relationship with John Edwards. The Associated Press and ABC obtained early copies. Any surprises? We rate the new revelations:

• According to Hunter, Edwards said he’d had at least two mistresses before her. But he also told her at the start of the affair that he had three other current ones — which he later said was a pure invention so she wouldn’t get too attached.

Grade: A Wow. Not just lying to his wife and to his mistress, but lying about cheating that didn’t actually happen!

• Hunter calls the late Elizabeth Edwards “crazy,”“venomous” and a raging “witch on wheels.”

Grade: C Tacky, insensitive — and yet utterly predictable.

• Her biggest regret: “Going along with the stupid idea” of letting Andrew Young claim paternity of daughter Quinn.

Grade: B THAT’s her biggest regret?


Hunter in the April 2010 issue of GQ. (Mark Seliger/GQ)
• Hunter insists Edwards was “temporarily insane” and “needed serious mental help” when he originally denied in a 2008 ABC interview that the baby was his.

Grade: C Instead of, say, being a lying liar trying to save his political life.

• Edwards told Hunter that, if convicted, he would probably end up in a low-security prison, likely in Virginia. She told him she and Quinn would move there to be near him.

Grade: B Virginia is for lovers.

• She says she doesn’t know or care if they will end up together: “The love is here.”

Grade: D Or, at least, the child support.

UPDATE,j 6/20: Rielle says she and John are still a couple


Read earlier: Rielle Hunter speaks for the first time in GQ interview about John and Elizabeth Edwards, Andrew Young, and the big-money donors, 3/15/10

Oprah Winfrey grills Rielle Hunter about her affair with John Edwards, 4/30/10

John Edwards will not be retried, Justice Department announces, 6/13/12

John Edwards acquitted on one count as jury deadlocks on five others and judge declares mistrial, 5/31/12



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