The National Enquirer is reporting on “a devastating act of ultimate revenge,” saying that Elizabeth Edwards, the now-deceased wife of John Edwards, has left a video testimony to played during the former presidential candidate’s trial.
The tabloid claims Edwards’ wife recorded a “bombshell secret” about her husband, who is now facing charges that he used campaign funds to cover up an affair with a mistress, Rielle Hunter, with whom he fathered a child.
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A source tells the Enquirer: “Elizabeth wanted to exact revenge against John for destroying their 33-year marriage and family by cheating with Rielle.”
The same source continued:
Elizabeth turned the video camera on herself. She passed the video to a close friend and asked that it be sent to prosecutors…On the secret video, Elizabeth spells out EVERYTHING she knew…Elizabeth wanted to haunt John and Rielle – literally from her grave – and she has.
The National Enquirer, though often considered an unreliable tabloid, is credited with being the first outlet to break the news about the Edwards scandal, with some even calling for the organization to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize.