After Rielle demands huge child support, John boots her from NC house.
Remember how John Edwards is a cheating dirtbag who had a baby with a campaign staffer while his wife was dying of cancer and then convinced another employee to claim he was the baby's father and then bought his mistress a house down the street from where his wife and other two kids live? Now, thanks to the National Enquirer, which has been staggeringly accurate on this story for years, we learn that John's mistress, Rielle Hunter, demanded $18,000 a MONTH in child support, so John booted her out of the house he bought her. Which is down the street from where his still cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, lives with their two younger children.
To recap: In October 2007, the Enquirer reported that Rielle Hunter, who had worked as a videographer on John's campaign for president, was pregnant with his kid. Rielle later said that the baby's father was actually Andrew Young, a married Edwards staffer, who moved Rielle into his family's home during her pregnancy. Rielle gave birth to a daughter in February 2008, a month after John suspended his presidential campaign. In July of last year, the Enquirer again claimed that John was the baby's father. He admitted an affair the following month, but again denied paternity. Earlier this year, federal prosecutors began investigating whether John spent campaign funds to cover up the affair, and Rielle was called to testify before a grand jury. That case is ongoing. John Edwards' Affair Caused Elizabeth To Throw Up
In August, the Enquirer reported that John bought a house in Charlotte, NC, for Rielle and two-year-old Frances to live in. But Rielle wasn't satisfied with shelter for herself and her child, and apparently it never occurred to her to, you know, get a job. So she sent John an itemized list of monthly expenses she expected him to cover, including $3,000 for the mortgage payment—on the house he had already bought her—$400 for domestic help, $2,100 for babysitting, and $1,200 for a security guard, and $800 for dining out. Again, that's all PER MONTH. Is Having A Sugar Daddy Worth It?
When John got the demand, he freaked out, according to the Enquirer's source. "John thought he had sweetened the deal by getting Rielle a house, but she didn't think what he'd offered to pay in regular support for their daughter was fair. John was so angry that he wouldn't let Rielle move into the house, even with a moving van full of her belongings en route. So a week after Thanksgiving, Rielle found herself without a place to live—and no agreement with John for their daughter's long-term support. She's absolutely furious, and may take the whole thing public!" She's furious? Every single person in John Edwards's "two Americas" that works and struggles and goes without in order to support him or herself, with or without children, should be furious at the very notion of this unbelievably spoiled, gold-digging loser demanding that much money just for the privilege of banging her.
Of course, John has a responsibility to support the child he fathered, and he's more than financially capable of doing so. But he doesn't have an obligation to support the woman he knocked up and didn't marry—there's no such thing as alimony for greedy ex-mistresses. We suggest Rielle Hunter get a mother-loving job and shut the hell up. There's apparently quite an old profession that she's already qualified for.
Via Celebitchy. Photo via Bauer-Griffin.