The judge in the JOHN EDWARDS- RIELLE HUNTER sex tape case admits secret shame.
Wake County Superior Court judge Abe Jones was on the receiving end of a verdict for a change—he was voted out of office after 17 years on the bench, the Raleigh News Observer reported.
Jones handled many cases in the North Carolina district but none was so notorious as the lawsuit involving John Edwards’s turncoat aide Andrew Young and his baby mamma Rielle Hunter.
The newly retired Jones said he refused to watch the tape to certify its legitimacy.
Instead Jones asked two female lawyers to watch it for him — one from either side — and index the important parts.
“I just didn’t want to do it,” Jones said.
“I sometimes see (Edwards) socially. I would feel like I was in his bedroom.”
Hunter won her case and claimed the sex tape from Young. Edwards later evaded federal conspiracy charges.
Politics makes for strange bedfellows, indeed.